Around two thirds of French children aged between nine and eleven arrive at school insufficiently hydrated. The amount of fluids consumed at breakfast is not sufficient to maintanmaintain adequate hydration throughout the morning and additional fluid intake before lunchtime a therefore needed.


Researchers found that teenagers were up to 50 per cent less likely to buy sugar sweetened beverages at stores if they found visible and clear caloric information on sugary beverages, specifically if it was expressed in terms of a physical activity equivalent, i.e. how much exercise it would take to burn off the calories consumed.


This new policy represents an effort to combat obesity and heart disease, besides improving children nutrition.


Have you ever been dying of thirst and someone said, "You know, you may have diabetes?"