Latino kids consume more soft drinks, fruit-flavored drinks, and other sugary drinks on average than do their White or African-American peers.
Sugary drink consumption contributes to increased rates of obesity and diabetes, studies show.
What can be done?
Raising the price of sugary drinks could reduce consumption among Latino kids, and potentially improve weight outcomes, according to Salud America! and Bridging the Gap, two national research programs funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.