Updated September 2020: The most recent data reveal that 15.1% of U.S. high school students drank soda at least once a day in 2019, down from 20.4% in 2015 and 27% in 2013. The 2019 data also show that 6.3% of high school students did not regularly consume fruits, 7.9% did not regularly consume vegetables, and 16.7% did not eat breakfast during the week before the survey.
The data come from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), a biannual measure of self-reported health behaviors among U.S. middle and high school students released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Explore national and state-level data on four nutrition-related questions below. Other data features on the site provide access to YRBSS data on questions related to physical activity, as well as obesity rates based on self-reported heights and weights.