Scots pupils still like fizz
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.