Sugar Sweetened Beverage Policy & Education Group

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SUGARY DRINKS BY THE NUMBERS

Did you know?
  • The average person consumes more than 90 pounds of sugar a year, with the single biggest source being sodas and other sugary drinks.
  • The American Heart Association recommends that the maximum daily intake of added sugars be no more than 6 teaspoons (100 calories) for women and 9 teaspoons (150 calories) for men.
  • A single, 20-ounce bottle of regular soda can have more than 16 teaspoons of sugar.
  • On an average day, 63% of adults and 80% of youth drink one or more sugary beverages.
  • Drinking just one 20-ounce bottle of a sugary beverage per day can result in gaining 25 extra pounds per year.
Get more facts about sugar-sweetened beverages here.