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.

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United States 2015
High Soda Consumption
Students who drank one or more cans, bottles or glasses of soda daily (not counting diet soda or diet pop) for the seven days before the survey)
No Breakfast
High school students who did not eat breakfast during the seven days before the survey
Low Fruit Consumption
Students who did not eat fruit or drink 100% fruit juices during the seven days before the survey
Low Vegetable Consumption
Students who did not eat vegetables (green salad, potatoes — excluding French fries, fried potatoes and potato chips — carrots or other vegetables) during the seven days before the survey

* Race/ethnicity data for individual states are not shown due to small sample sizes in the population. Note: The CDC uses the term Hispanic in their analysis. All races are non-Hispanic.