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Only 7-15% of sugar-sweetened beverages in the US consumed at school
Thursday, September 18, 2008 5:39 am Email this article
"On a typical weekday, 55% to 70% of all sugar-sweetened beverage calories were consumed in the home environment, and 7% to 15% occurred in schools according to a paper by researchers from Columbia University in New York, USA.
"Schools are a limited source for sugar-sweetened beverages, suggesting that initiatives to restrict sugar-sweetened beverage sales in schools may have an only marginal impact on overall consumption," the authors of the paper concluded.
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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