Study: Parents duped into thinking sugary drinks are healthy

Posted at 12:30 PM, Mar 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-11 12:30:13-04

RICHMOND, Va. — Many parents seem to think some sugary drinks are actually healthy for their children. That’s according to a study by the University of Connecticut.

According USA Today, while parents do know soda is not good for children, many are misled by the labeling and marketing of other sugary drinks, like sports drinks, flavored water drinks, and fruit drinks.

The American Beverage Association criticized the study, saying their marketing does not mislead parents, and that they provide enough information for parents to make informed decisions.

The study also found 96 percent of parents reported giving sugary drinks to their children in the month before the study. The most common one — sugary drinks.