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Public Policies to Reduce Sugary Drink Consumption in Children and Adolescents

This policy statement outlines the scientific evidence on the health effects of sugar-sweetened beverages and provides policy recommendations to reduce consumption among children, adolescents, and their families. Policy recommendations include taxation, marketing restrictions, discouraging the inclusion of sugar-sweetened beverages in nutrition assistance programs, nutrition labelling, making healthy beverages the default choice, and limiting sugar-sweetened beverages in hospitals.

Resource Information

Date

April 1, 2019

Author

Muth N, Dietz W, Magge S, Johnson R, American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Obesity, Committee on Nutrition, American Heart Association HEART ASSOCIATION

Type

Strategy/Framework

Setting

Cafeteria/Canteen, Children's Service/Child Care, Community-at-large, Grocery/Retail, Long-term Care, Recreation Centre, Restaurant/Food Service Premise, School, Workplace

Age

Prenatal, Infant, Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)

Topic

Breastfeeding, Childhood Nutrition, Chronic Disease Prevention, Food Environment, Food Marketing, Healthy Eating, Healthy Weight | Obesity, Nutrition & Menu Labelling, Sugar-Sweetened Beverages or Energy Drinks

Language

English

Jurisdiction

Local/Municipal/Regional, Provincial, Provincial (Ontario), Provincial (outside Ontario), National, International

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