Students Binge on Favorite Soda

Students Binge on Favorite Soda

Kamryn Thompson, staff writer

The website Eat This, Not That has a lot to say about everyone’s favorite fizzy, and often caffeinated, drink. Soda is not healthy. It contains lots of sugar. Consuming too much soda may lead to weight gain, diabetes, and cardiovascular conditions. Yeah, Yeah, but it tastes soooo good.

The website reports that worldwide production for all soda cans is approximately 370 billion cans  per year. A new Gallup poll, the first to measure daily soda consumption, finds that 48 percent of U.S. adults say they drink at least one glass of soda a day. Those who report drinking more say they down an average of 2.6 glasses a day.

Bad news for soda drinkers, though. According to Coca-Cola’s chief executives, there could be a Coke shortage coming soon. Like many companies, Coke is facing hardships when it comes to labor and shipping. These issues have caused various distribution snafus, especially internationally. But don’t start buying your soda in bulk just yet. Despite the backed up supply chain, soda will continue to flow. Just not at SVHS.

When the high school was built, it featured soda machines in the commons; however, it’s been years since they were removed in accordance with then First Lady Michelle Obama’s healthy schools initiative, but that has not stopped everyone from grabbing their favorite brew from places like Maverik and the Pop Shop.



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