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The 2014 FACTS about sugary drink nutrition and marketing to children and teens.

In 2011 the first Sugary Drink FACTS provided a comprehensive analysis of the nutrition of sugary drinks and how they are marketed to young people. Three years later– using the same methods as the original Sugary Drink FACTS – Sugary Drink FACTS 2014 reveals how the sugary drink nutrition and marketing landscape has changed.

Explore the Sugary Drinks website to learn more about sugary drink and energy drink companies, products, nutrition, marketing techniques, and the science behind FACTS.

Sugary Drink FACTS Report
     Executive Summary
     Introduction
     Methods (Appendix A)
     Results
     Conclusions
     Appendices
Sugary Drink FACTS Report Summary

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Sugary Drink FACTS was developed by the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale. Learn more about the Rudd Center's research on food marketing to youth.

The 2011 report and report summary are available. 

Press Release

Beverage companies still target kids with marketing for unhealthy, sugary drinks
Beverage companies spent $866 million to advertise unhealthy drinks in 2013, and children and teens remained key target audiences for that advertising, according to a new report released today by the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity. The report, Sugary Drink FACTS 2014, highlights some progress regarding beverage marketing to young people, but also shows that companies still have a long way to go to improve their marketing practices and the nutritional quality of their products to support young people’s health.

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