Scots’ teens ‘most likely to drink fizzy’
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.