Does sugar make kids hyper?

No. According to multiple scientific studies, sugar does not have a negative influence on children’s behavior. Check these out:

  1. Benton D. Sucrose and behavioral problems. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. 2008 May 8;48(5):385-401.
  2. Vreeman RC, Carroll AE. Festive medical myths. BMJ. 2008 Dec 18;337:a2769.
  3. Ruxton CH, Gardner EJ, McNulty HM. Is Sugar Consumption Detrimental to Health? A Review of the Evidence 1995—2006. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. 2009 Dec 31;50(1):1-9.

We understand, though, if you may still be concerned. Please speak with your children’s doctor for guidance.


Does sugar affect kids?

Sugar contains calories. And while sugar is fine in moderation, too much sugar isn’t good for anyone. Eating or drinking too many calories from any source, including sugar, can lead to weight gain or obesity.


Can you reduce sugar in your drinks?

Absolutely! In fact, we’ve been listening very carefully and know people―and parents like you―have concerns about eating or drinking too much sugar. That is why we’re taking action should you want less of it. This includes reducing sugar in more than 500 of our drinks around the world.


We are also:

  1. Supporting limits to added sugar intake
  2. Rethinking our recipes
  3. Making reduced- and no-sugar versions of many of the drinks you love available and making them easier to find
  4. Promoting our reduced- and no-sugar options more
  5. Exploring new sugar substitutes
  6. Providing smaller, more convenient packaging

Learn more about the ways we are reducing sugar. It’s part of Our Way Forward.


Do you have low-sugar drinks for kids?

Yes, we do! We offer many options for every taste and need, including reduced- and no-sugar options. You might try our waters, like DASANI, or even our organic juice drinks, like Honest Kids. They come in a variety of flavors – Super Fruit Punch, Appley Ever After, Goodness Grapeness, Cherry Go Round and more. And with only 40 calories per pouch, it’s a great option for kids and parents alike.  


What is the recommended sugar intake for kids?

We support the recommendation by several leading health authorities, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, that children and adults should limit added sugar to no more than 10% of their total energy/calorie consumption.  

Read more about this recommended daily sugar intake and what it means for you.

And if you’re looking for how much sugar or how many calories are in our beverages, look no further. You can find this on the Nutrition Facts label on the back of our cans and bottles. You can also learn about our products here.


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