Scots pupils still like fizz

The Herald - - FRONT PAGE -

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

Just over 20 per cent of Scot­tish 13 to 16-year-olds said they would have a fizzy drink dur­ing the school day. The UK av­er­age is 15 per cent.

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

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

NHC said guid­ance on healthy diet was hav­ing a lim­ited im­pact on young peo­ple. It sur­veyed 2,000 chil­dren across the UK, in­clud­ing 154 in Scot­land.

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