A recent study conducted by researchers from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor looked at how many students in 1,900 public schools were buying soda and other sugary drinks at school.
According to Reuters, the study authors found students who could buy soda decreased to 25 percent in 2011, from 54 percent in 2006. However, these students still had access to sports drinks and other sugary beverages while at school.
"Public school districts really have been getting the message that regular sodas are not a good thing for our kids to be drinking," said Yvonne Terry-McElrath, the study's lead author.
As more schools make these drinks less available, the hope is the obesity rate among children will decrease, the media outlet reports.
According to The Business Insider, there are a number of reasons people of all ages should stop drinking soda. For instance, it increases the individual's risk of suffering a heart attack.Sugary drinks can also alter a person's metabolism, while the beverage has possible carcinogens and is has been linked to asthma.