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?