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NewsBites April 2010 Issue

US Switching to Sugary Drinks

Remember when the standard beverage at mealtime was milk? That “Father Knows Best” image is as dated as black-and-white TV, according to a study of changing beverage consumption. Using data from four national surveys, the study found a steady decline in milk drinking, with only a partial shift towards reducedfat milk. Children ages 2 to 18 are averaging 91 fewer calories daily from milk than in 1977- 78.

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