Dozens of media covered the launch of a new joint study on youth soda consumption, including the Los Angeles Times, the Sacramento Bee and La Opinion. Interest was high around the study’s key finding – an alarming 8 percent spike among adolescents, the biggest consumers of these beverages – but also around a key success: the drop in consumption among younger children. “I think the combination of those policies that have removed sugary beverages from schools and the extensive education campaigns that have gone on throughout the state, have both contributed to the decline that we see,” said Susan Babey, a Center research scientist and lead author of the study, in an interview with Capitol Public Radio.
Read the policy brief: Still Bubbling Over: California Adolescents Drinking More Soda and Other Sugar-Sweetened Beverages
Read a related interview with Susan Babey.