4187.0 Research on sugar-sweetened beverages and consumption behaviors

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The abundance and marketing of sugar-sweetened beverages have received considerable attention recently as contributors to the obesity epidemic. In this session, researchers will discuss findings and policy implications from a systematic review of research studies on consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and their contribution to obesity. Researchers will also present findings on SSB consumption by 2-year-old children in Oregon, Latino youth in Los Angeles, and adults in NY state.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe the potential relationship between sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and obesity in the U.S.; 2. Discuss differences in sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among different age groups (e.g., toddlers, adolescents, adults) and between geographic regions of the U.S.
L. Beth Dixon, PhD MPH

How much have sweetened beverages contributed to the obesity epidemic?
Pat Crawford, DrPH, RD, Gail Woodward-Lopez, MPH, RD, Janice Kao, MPH and Lorrene Ritchie, PhD, RD
New York State tax on sugar-sweetened beverages: A pilot survey of behaviors and knowledge
Andrew Hyland, PhD, Cheryl Rivard, MPH, Jennifer Graf, MPH and Susan McCann, PhD
A qualitative study of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in the home environments of overweight/obese latino youth
Burton O. Cowgill, PhD, Laura M. Bogart, PhD, Andrea Sharma, PhD, MPH, Guadalupe Mota, BS and Mark A. Schuster, MD, PhD

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition

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

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