Ireland has seen the sharpest decline in teenagers choosing sugary drinks, among 21 European countries, according to a new study.
A research team from NUI Galway's Health Promotion Research Centre monitored consumption ever four years since 2002.
From the first survey 20 years ago until the most recent one in 2018 - the daily intake of sugary drinks fell by almost 85%.
Research Centre Director Professor Colette Kelly is one of the co-authors, she explains why habits are changing:
"Whether its interventions in schools, public health interventions, so that may be about promoting certain diets.
"But also it's about access to certain foods. Interventions that have taken place have been looking at the behaviour but also the structure of things - so access to certain types of foods.
"I think there's a lot of reasons why this has fallen over time."