A Workshop on Strategies to Limit Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in Young Children: Evaluation of Federal, State, and Local Policies and Programs
A Workshop on Strategies to Limit Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in Young Children: Evaluation of Federal, State, and Local Policies and Programs will be held on June 21-22, 2017 at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, DC.
The objectives of this 1½ day workshop include:
- Provide an overview of current and emerging strategies to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages by young children, ages 0-5 years of age, and explore the evidence on effectiveness.
- Contextualize the strategies by considering patterns and trends in beverage consumption broadly, and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption specifically, in U.S. children.
- Examine current guidelines for beverage intake applicable to children five years of age and younger.
- Explore the role of industry in sugar-sweetened beverage intake in young children.
- Identify where knowledge gaps and opportunities exist for future policies, programs, and strategies.
This workshop is free and open to the public. Registration is required to attend in-person or to view the workshop via a webcast, and will remain open until we have reached capacity.
More details, including a finalized agenda, will be posted to this page closer to the meeting date.