A review of the literature on policies directed at the youth consumption of sugar sweetened beverages.

@article{Levy2011ARO,
  title={A review of the literature on policies directed at the youth consumption of sugar sweetened beverages.},
  author={David T Levy and Karen B Friend and Y Claire Wang},
  journal={Advances in nutrition},
  year={2011},
  volume={2 2},
  pages={182S-200S}
}
Sugar sweetened beverages (SSB) constitute a large percentage of energy consumed by youth. This paper reviews the literature on school nutrition policies and price interventions directed at youth SSB consumption. In addition to considering the direct effect of policies on SSB consumption, we provide an overview of the literature on how SSB consumption affects total energy intake (TEI) and BMI, as well as on how TEI affects BMI. By considering each of these links, we attempted to gauge the… CONTINUE READING

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