Schools Reduce Availability of Sugar Drinks

Frank Chaloupka, a distinguished professor of economics, along with Lindsey Turner of the Institute for Health Research and Policy, recently co-authored a five-year research study finding that fewer public schools are selling soda and other sugar-sweetened drinks to elementary students than in recent years. The study was based on several surveys measuring the conformity of schools to beverage recommendations by the Institute of Medicine. Findings from the study have been reported by numerous popular and medical news outlets, such as the LA Times and online at Medical Daily News.