Scots’ teens ‘most likely to drink fizzy’

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SCOTTISH teenagers are the most likely in the UK to choose fizzy drinks at school, ac­cord­ing to a study.

Just over 20% of Scottish 13 to 16-yearold pupils said they would choose to have a fizzy drink dur­ing the school day, com­pared with the UK av­er­age of 15%.

In Scot­land, 45% said they would pick wa­ter for a school drink, just be­low the UK av­er­age of 48%, ac­cord­ing to re­search by the Nat­u­ral Hy­dra­tion Coun­cil (NHC).

For en­ergy drinks, pupils in Scot­land were found to be twice as likely to drink them than the UK av­er­age (10% to 5%).

NHC, which pro­motes re­search and com­mu­ni­ca­tion about hy­dra­tion, said cur­rent guid­ance on healthy diet and life­style was hav­ing a lim­ited im­pact on be­havioural change among teenagers.

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