The Nutrition Habits of American High School Students (1999-2015)
High school students are drinking less soda, according to the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS). The YRBSS is a biannual measure of self-reported health behaviors among U.S. high school students released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The most recent data reveal that among U.S. high school students, 20.4 percent drank soda at least once a day in 2015, down from 27.0 percent in 2013, and 27.8 in 2011. The data collection period varies across different measures, but other trends have remained more stable: 5.2 percent did not regularly consume fruits, 6.7 percent did not regularly consume vegetables, and 13.7 percent did not regularly eat breakfast in 2015.