4368.0 Shifting Beverage Consumption from Sweetened Drinks to Water: Research Findings and Lessons from the Field

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 4:30 PM
As we approach 2010, poor diet and obesity remain a public health challenge in the United States. The consumption of sweetened beverages is a major contributing factor to overweight and obesity in America. To help circumvent the impact of high calorie beverages among Americans, efforts are underway to promote the consumption of water through policies, campaigns, and other studies and initiatives. This session will share successful strategies from the field for promoting the consumption of water among adults, adolescents, and children. If you are concerned about the impact sweetened beverages has on overweight and obesity in America and would like to learn about strategies to help improve water consumption in your schools and community, this is a session you cannot afford to miss.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe methods for evaluating a community-based campaign addressing sweetened beverage consumption. 2. Identify differences in beverage consumption by age, gender, and locale type (urban, surburban, rural). 3. Describe the impact of policy on beverage availability and consumption.
Janice Adams-King, RN, BSN, MS (USP

4:30 PM
Consumption of sugar sweetened and other beverages among teens: Findings from telephone focus groups
Leah Rimkus, MPH, RD, Elissa A. Resnick, MPH, Christopher M. Quinn, BA, Dianne C. Barker, MHS and Frank J. Chaloupka, PhD
4:50 PM
Evaluation of Soda Free Summer 2008: Findings from a six county effort to decrease sweetened beverage consumption
Lisa Craypo, MPH, RD, Mariah Lafleur, MPH, Stacey Wertlieb, Sarah Samuels, DrPH and Susan Karlins, MPH
5:10 PM
Measuring and Promoting Water as the Primary Beverage within Afterschool Programs
Rebekka M. Lee, BA, Steve Gortmaker, PhD, Rebecca Mozaffarian, MS, MPH and Jean Wiecha, PhD
5:30 PM
Water and other beverages in preschools: Accessibility and availability during the school day
Ann E. Bellenger, MPH, Kristen Scott, BA, Marlene B. Schwartz, PhD and Kathryn E. Henderson, PhD

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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