One in two babies in poor households consume sweet drinks regularly

A study finds children from all levels of household income are drinking too many sugary drinks, and it gets worse the poorer a child's family is. 

One in every two children from low-income families are consuming sweet drinks before their first birthday, compared to one in four in wealthier households. 

Public health groups say the findings underscore their calls to cut junk food marketing to kids and to health tax on sugary drinks. To listen click here

Duration: 3min 4sec

Broadcast ABC News: Mon 5 Mar 2018, 8:11am

Featured: Alexandra Chung, lead author and visiting researcher in Deakin University's Global Obesity Centre 
Jane Martin, executive manager, Obesity Policy Coalition