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Children and adolescents get 7-13% of total calories from sodas and fruit juice
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In 1999–2004, the average calorie intake from sugar-sweetened beverages was:
- 124 calories or 7 percent of calories for children 2-5 years-old, an increase of 17 calories from 1988-1994
- 184 calories or 9 percent of calories for children 6-11 years-old, an increase of 31 calories from 1988-1994
- 301 calories or 13 percent of calories for children 12-19 years-old, an increase of 24 calories from 1988-1994.
Sugar-sweetened beverage included all sodas, fruit drinks, sport drinks, low-calorie drinks, and other beverages (sweetened tea, rice drinks, bean beverages, sugar-cane beverages, horchata, and nonalcoholic wines/malt beverages).
Wang Y, Bleich S, Gortmaker S. Increasing caloric contribution from sugar-sweetened beverages and 100% fruit juices among us children and adolescents, 1988-2004. Pediatrics. 2008 Jun, 121(6):e1604-14.
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Claire Wang, MD, ScD
Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
Department of Health Policy and Management
600 West 168th St, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10032 USA
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