Simulation modeling of policies directed at youth sugar-sweetened beverage consumption.

@article{Levy2013SimulationMO,
  title={Simulation modeling of policies directed at youth sugar-sweetened beverage consumption.},
  author={David T Levy and Karen B Friend},
  journal={American journal of community psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={51 1-2},
  pages={299-313}
}
Childhood obesity is a significant public health problem requiring innovative solutions. While recent reviews indicate that some policies show promise, there is a lack of information regarding which policies, and policy combinations, work best. Low-nutrition, energy-dense foods and beverages such as sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) have been identified as a major contributor to the problem. The purpose of this paper is to use simulation modeling to show how changes in three categories of SSB… CONTINUE READING
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