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Americans consume a lot of sugary drinks.
Sugary drinks, like soda, sweet tea, sports drinks, and energy drinks, are the single largest source of calories in the American diet.

33% of 5-19 year olds in Virginia consume at least one sugar-sweetened beverage every day.

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Portion sizes have exploded.

Since the 1950s, the average size of a fountain drink in the U.S. has increased by 500%.

Too much sugar can make us sick – it’s linked to health problems, like heart disease, diabetes, and tooth decay.

For each sugar-sweetened beverage consumed per day, a child's risk of becoming overweight increases by 60%.

Drinking a sugar-sweetened beverage or two each day increases your risk for type 2 diabetes by 25%.

New research suggests that 180,000 deaths worldwide are linked to sugar-sweetened beverages each year.

Not all calories are equal .

Research suggests that liquid calories (such as calories from sugar-sweetened beverages) are more likely to cause weight gain than calories from solid food. Why? The human body does not recognize liquid calories in the same way, so people are less likely to reduce their caloric intake to compensate for the sugar-sweetened beverage they consumed earlier in the day.

There are a lot of healthy alternatives to sugary drinks.