A report released by the United States Center for Disease Control indicates that a very large majority of high school students are leading healthier lifestyles when it comes to their beverage choices. The report showed a number of improvements over previous survey results, all of which show that students and teenagers are in fact making healthier decisions in some ways.
The primary focus of this study was to determine what most teenagers drink on a daily basis. All of the popular drinks, including: soda, water, milk, juice, and others, were included to ensure a fair report. Astonishingly the report indicates that only approximately 1 out of 4 students drank a sugary soda each day which is a significant improvement. In the past this statistic has been as high as 1 out of 2.
Of course when other sugary drinks like Gatorade are included the percent goes up but according to experts it is still down when compared to data from around 10 years ago. Nearly all aspects of the study confirm that teenagers are simply not drinking as many unhealthy beverages today as they had been in the past.
Along with the praise for the healthy choices the CDC and other health experts also say that more still needs to be done in order to maximize the benefit. Currently childhood weight gain is still a big issue in American and while this is a step in the right direction much more work must be done before the battle will be over.