Fizz Free February

Five facts about sugar and fizzy drinks

On this page you can read five facts about sugar and fizzy drinks.

  1. According to Coca-Cola’s website, a can of Coca-Cola contains 35g of sugar. A can a Pepsi contains 36g of sugar. That’s about seven teaspoons of sugar.
  2. If a child, aged between 7 and 10, consumes 36g of sugar in a day, they are consuming 150% of their recommended daily sugar intake.
  3. Every day in the UK there are about 180 operations to remove children’s teeth due to tooth decay.
  4. By the age of 10 children have consumed, on average, 18 years’ worth of sugar.
  5. If you stopped drinking one bottle of soft drink per day, for a year, you could save about £438.

Page last updated: 12 December 2019