Which strategies help cut consumption of sugary beverages in young children?

An Obesity Reviews analysis of published studies reveals strategies that can successfully reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages in young children.

Successful strategies included in-person individual education, in-person group education, passive education (e.g., pamphlets), use of technology, training for childcare/healthcare providers, and changes to the physical access of beverages.

The analysis included 27 studies that were conducted exclusively among children aged 0 to 5 years to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages.

<p>&quot;Although we&#039;ve seen some declines in the past decade, sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among young children in the United States remains unacceptably high,&quot; said lead author Kelsey Vercammen, of the Harvard T. H Chan School of Public Health. &quot;Since these drinks have been linked to weight gain and other negative health effects, it is critically important to identify successful strategies to reduce consumption.&quot;  </p>    <p>###</p>                           <p><strong>Media Contact</strong></p>    <p>Penny Smith<br/>[email protected]<br/>01-243-770-448<br/>

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       http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/obr.12741 
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