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Strategies to Limit Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in Young Children: Proceedings of a Workshop


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On June 21–22, 2017, the Food and Nutrition Board convened A Workshop on Strategies to Limit Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in Young Children: Evaluation of Federal, State, and Local Policies and Programs, in Washington, DC. The workshop had five objectives: to provide an overview of current and emerging strategies to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages by young children 0 to 5 years of age and explore the evidence on effectiveness; to contextualize the strategies by broadly considering patterns and trends in beverage consumption, and specifically sugar-sweetened beverage consumption, in U.S. children; to examine current guidelines for beverage intake applicable to children 5 years of age and younger; to explore the role of industry in sugar-sweetened beverage intake in young children; and to identify where knowledge gaps and opportunities exist to inform future policies, programs, and strategies. This Proceedings of a Workshop summarizes the presentations and discussions that took place over the course of the workshop.