I learned that in one generation, soda consumption doubles in girls and triples in boys. I also learned that in 1970, Americans consumed 26% of their food budget outside the home. Obviously, as years go by that percentage would increase. In 2008, that percentage increased to 46%. One thing that I found interesting is that 6 to 11 year olds consumed 12.5 ounces of soda a day, in 1978. That is terrible, because it contains 10 teaspoons of sugar and 150 calories in sugar. This is bad for children, because at such a young age, they are already being set up for liquid diabetes.