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Soft Drinks

Some Hard Facts About Soft Drinks

A bottle of pop in the 50's was 6.5 ounces. Today, a 12-ounce can is standard and a 20- Ounce bottle is common.

  • Larger container sizes mean more calories, more sugar and more acid in a single serving. A 64 Oz. "Big Cup" has more than five cans of pop in a single serving!
  • There is no nutritional value in soft drinks. In regular pop all of the calories come from sugar.
  • In addition to cavities, heavy pop consumption has been linked to diabetes, obesity and osteoporosis.
  • One fifth of all one and two-year-old children drink pop.
  • Today, teens drink three times more pop than 20 years ago, often replacing milk.
  • Soft drink companies pay high schools, middle schools and even elementary schools big bucks to encourage kids to drink pop.

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