Sunday, October 4, 2015


The Decline of ‘Big Soda’
In health class, we’ve learned about making wise choices in what foods we should eat and avoid. In the past decade, there has been a strong push for healthier eating which has led people to reconsider how much soda they’re drinking. In the New York Times article, it said that the United States has limited its overall consumption of full calorie sodas by 25% and the overall consumption of all sodas have fallen sharply recently. As health and wellness is a popular growing trend, there are obesity concerns that have reduced demand for soda products, decreased soda consumption, and an increase of bottled water purchases. According to an industry projection, bottled water is now on track to be the largest beverage category in two years instead of soda. I think that this is very important and shows how people are starting to become more conscious of what they are putting in there body. I believe that if we continue to limit the amount of soda that we ingest we can cut down on obesity fairly drastically.

  • Do you think that you and your family have cut back on soda consumption?
  • How have you seen your community try to limit the amount of soda they consume?


14 comments:

  1. My family has cut back on soda consumption but are still fat. I haven't seen my community trying to limit the amount of soda they drink mostly because I don't pay attention.

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  2. My family has reduced soda consumption; we buy a lot less of it, usually in the form of those new miniature cans with a smaller serving size. I only drink them once or twice a week. I have several friends who have stopped drinking soda due to their unhealthiness, but in general I haven't noticed very much of a change in the community as a whole. On a tangent, it's not that great that bottled water is growing, since it's so bad for the environment compared to tap water. I thought it's been established that you should use a reusable water bottle. However, it's a good thing that people are switching from soda to water.

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  3. My family does not usually drink soda. We are aware of the ingredients of soda and tend to stay away from all soft drinks. I do not see a decline in soda consumption in the community. Everywhere I go people are still drinking large amounts of this addicting beverage.

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  4. My family doesn't drink soda unless we are at a wedding or a party because my parents don't buy soda so I would only drink it at parties. My cousin on the other hand loves to drink diet coke even though "diet" doesn't mean anything. She still drinks a lot even though she knows it not good for her but it's her choice to drink it not mine. Even though soda does taste better doesn't mean you have to force yourself to drink plain tasting water. You can always put some lemon in your water or make cucumber lemon water. Or what I like to drink is tea with some honey in it.

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  5. Over the years I think my family has definitely cut back on at soda and we are all improving because of it. I haven't really seen the community limit the consumption of soda at all. Though I do notice people drinking it a lot less.

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    1. That's cool. I think it's interesting how all of these comments have said that they have cut back on their soda intake, I think its great that people are drinking less soda

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  6. Over the years I have become more aware that soda consumption is incredibly bad for your body and that it links to cases of obesity, just as this post states. My family in particular doesn't drink much soda although I, myself, love Sprite. I drink a lot more soda than I should.. In friend's households I see a lot of Coke-Zero or Diet Coke, rather than regular sodas. I have definitely noticed an increase in water bottles purchased, I know my family buys at least 2 packs per week. I don't completely agree that our whole society is exactly cutting back on their soda intake but I do think we are drinking much more bottled water.

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  7. For me it would be hard to give up soda. I am aware of the ingredients that go into these drinks and how bad they are for me, but I have a major sweet tooth. I eat pretty healthy as it is so I've never really considered giving up soda

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  8. I definitely grew up in a household of soda. My family used to literally ALWAYS have soda stocked in the fridge, along with some other dangerous foods... My mom was never strict with what I ate or drank, considering that she drank a lot of diet pepsi. She needed one everyday, and eventually got me hooked on it too. At one point we both couldn't go a day without diet pepsi, and would get headaches or not feel 100% there if we didn't have one. It got to the point where I drank it with my breakfast - yikes. After learning about what soda really does to you in maybe the 8th grade, I took it out of my life completely. Now I strictly drink water and some juices. I hate soda, and the taste is disgusting to me now. Same as my mom, she cut back and only has it once in a while. I've noticed that a lot of my friends don't drink a lot of soda either, and I think that there's been a lot of improvement in the decreasing rates of soda consumers! :D

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  9. I think that like energy drinks the best way to deal with soda consumption is to be educated on the matter and set yourself limits of drinking it. It is good to realize what you are putting in your body with anything you consume but sodas are a big own because most people often younger people put aside what soda actually contains because it tastes good.

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  10. I think my family has definitely cut back on the amount of soda that we intake. As my family lessened the amount of soda in the household, I also lessened the amount of soda that I drank. At restaurants I would always orders soda, and at family dinners, a sprite was always my drink of choice. When I entered high school and started running cross country, I was taught how horrible drinking soda is for you. People around me also started drinking less soda, as we all realized the effect it has on our bodies.

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  11. I've really noticed a cut back on soda with my family, but i mean my family has never been a huge fan of soda. The only time i drink soda is when i'm at a party or something, never at home. Our community has definitely limited soda. Well at least I've seen people not drink a lot of soda. I don't really pay attention to it to be honest.

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  12. When I learned about the effects of soda in health I stopped drinking it all together, however what others do is not my business to change. I do believe that they should be educated on the dangers and if they choose to stop then they can, and they should have no extra pressure from anyone but themselves to stop drinking it.

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