Beverages Contribute One-Fifth of Calories Consumed

WASHINGTON Beverages account for an average of 22% of calories Americans consume in a day, according to a newly released study called What America Drinks. Commissioned by the Milk Processor Education Program and performed by Environ International, the study documents beverage consumption in the United States. The problem is that a great deal of the beverages Americans consume today are sugar-sweetened,

WASHINGTON — Beverages account for an average of 22% of calories Americans consume in a day, according to a newly released study called “What America Drinks.”

Commissioned by the Milk Processor Education Program and performed by Environ International, the study documents beverage consumption in the United States.

“The problem is that a great deal of the beverages Americans consume today are sugar-sweetened,” said registered dietitian Carolyn O'Neil. “There's a double wh

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