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The Scotsman - - News Digest -

Scottish teenagers are the­most­like­lyintheuk to choose fizzy drinks at school, ac­cord­ing to a study.

Just over 20 per cent of Scottish 13 to 16-yearolds said they would choose to have a fizzy drink dur­ing the school day com­pared to the UK av­er­age of 15 per cent.

Only 45 per cent of Scots said they would pick wa­ter for a school drink based on re­search by the Nat­u­ral Hy­dra­tion Coun­cil (NHC).

Pupils in Scot­land were found to be twice as likely to drink en­ergy drinks than the UK av­er­age – 10 per cent to 5 per cent.

NHC sur­veyed 2,000 chil­dren across the UK, in­clud­ing 154 in Scot­land. In Scot­land, 26 per cent said they get their drink from a cor­ner shop or con­ve­nience store.

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