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Elisabeth Donaldson

Elisabeth Donaldson

Doctoral Fellow

Center for a Livable Future

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages: Lots of Attention, Little Progress

Do we need more discussion about the problem with sugary drinks, or is it time to act? Recognition of the harms of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs)—any drink with added sugar—is increasing as evidence mounts regarding their negative impact on health. However, little progress has been made in curtailing the high prevalence of consumption; 50 percent of adults and 70 percent of kids and teens consume at least one 12-ounce drink daily according to recent national data. Read More >