The original one-serving size of a Coca-Cola beverage was a 6.5-ounce bottle. A larger bottle, introduced to be an economical, family-size amount, was 16 ounces, and advertised to serve three people. The single serving cup size today is 32 ounces. How did today’s single serving size grow to be five times as large as the single serving size was 50 years ago?
The average adolescent consumes 357 calories in sugar-sweetened beverages each day. After 10 days, this equates to one pound of fat.
Food stamp users purchase 40% more sugar-sweetened beverages than do other consumers
One in five US households participate in the Food Stamp program, formally known as SNAP
One in three Americans are obese
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