Katie has gone to the local shop during the school lunch break. She wants to buy a drink, but she is unsure of which one to buy. The shop has bottled water, soft drinks and energy drinks available. She knows that bottled water is healthier for her, but the soft drinks and energy drinks are cheaper. She can’t decide which one to choose.

Discuss as a group...

Why do you think that the bottle of water is more expensive than the soft drink or energy drink? Is there anything you could do to get retailers to change this?

Are you aware how much sugar is in a regular bottle of Coca-Cola or energy drink? How many teaspoons of sugar do you think are in these drinks? What other ingredients are in energy drinks that might impact on your health?

Do you think young people under the age of 18 should be banned from buying energy drinks? Why?

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