Snacks, sweetened beverages, added sugars, and schools

Robert Murray, Jatinder J S Bhatia, Jeffrey Okamoto, Mandy Allison, Richard Ancona, Elliott Attisha, Cheryl De Pinto, Breena Holmes, Chris Kjolhede, Marc Lerner, Mark Minier, Adrienne Weiss-Harrison, Thomas Young, Cynthia Devore, Stephen Barnett, Linda Grant, Veda Johnson, Elizabeth Mattey, Mary Vernon-Smiley, Carolyn Duff & 15 others Madra Guinn-Jones, Stephen R. Daniels, Steven A. Abrams, Mark R. Corkins, Sarah D. De Ferranti, Neville H. Golden, Sheela N. Magge, Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg, Jatinder J S Bhatia, Jeff Critch, Laurence Grummer-Strawn, Rear Admiral Rear, Benson M. Silverman, Valery Soto, Debra L. Burrowes

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Concern over childhood obesity has generated a decade-long reformation of school nutrition policies. Food is available in school in 3 venues: federally sponsored school meal programs; items sold in competition to school meals, such as a la carte, vending machines, and school stores; and foods available in myriad informal settings, including packed meals and snacks, bake sales, fundraisers, sports booster sales, in-class parties, or other school celebrations. High-energy, low-nutrient beverages, in particular, contribute substantial calories, but little nutrient content, to a student's diet. In 2004, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that sweetened drinks be replaced in school by water, white and flavored milks, or 100% fruit and vegetable beverages. Since then, school nutrition has undergone a significant transformation. Federal, state, and local regulations and policies, along with alternative products developed by industry, have helped decrease the availability of nutrient-poor foods and beverages in school. However, regular access to foods of high energy and low quality remains a school issue, much of it attributable to students, parents, and staff. Pediatricians, aligning with experts on child nutrition, are in a position to offer a perspective promoting nutrient-rich foods within calorie guidelines to improve those foods brought into or sold in schools. A positive emphasis on nutritional value, variety, appropriate portion, and encouragement for a steady improvement in quality will be a more effective approach for improving nutrition and health than simply advocating for the elimination of added sugars.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)575-583
Number of pages9
JournalPediatrics
Volume135
Issue number3
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Murray, R., Bhatia, J. J. S., Okamoto, J., Allison, M., Ancona, R., Attisha, E., ... Burrowes, D. L. (2015). Snacks, sweetened beverages, added sugars, and schools. Pediatrics, 135(3), 575-583. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2014-3902

Snacks, sweetened beverages, added sugars, and schools. / Murray, Robert; Bhatia, Jatinder J S; Okamoto, Jeffrey; Allison, Mandy; Ancona, Richard; Attisha, Elliott; De Pinto, Cheryl; Holmes, Breena; Kjolhede, Chris; Lerner, Marc; Minier, Mark; Weiss-Harrison, Adrienne; Young, Thomas; Devore, Cynthia; Barnett, Stephen; Grant, Linda; Johnson, Veda; Mattey, Elizabeth; Vernon-Smiley, Mary; Duff, Carolyn; Guinn-Jones, Madra; Daniels, Stephen R.; Abrams, Steven A.; Corkins, Mark R.; De Ferranti, Sarah D.; Golden, Neville H.; Magge, Sheela N.; Schwarzenberg, Sarah Jane; Bhatia, Jatinder J S; Critch, Jeff; Grummer-Strawn, Laurence; Rear, Rear Admiral; Silverman, Benson M.; Soto, Valery; Burrowes, Debra L.

In: Pediatrics, Vol. 135, No. 3, 01.01.2015, p. 575-583.

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Murray, R, Bhatia, JJS, Okamoto, J, Allison, M, Ancona, R, Attisha, E, De Pinto, C, Holmes, B, Kjolhede, C, Lerner, M, Minier, M, Weiss-Harrison, A, Young, T, Devore, C, Barnett, S, Grant, L, Johnson, V, Mattey, E, Vernon-Smiley, M, Duff, C, Guinn-Jones, M, Daniels, SR, Abrams, SA, Corkins, MR, De Ferranti, SD, Golden, NH, Magge, SN, Schwarzenberg, SJ, Bhatia, JJS, Critch, J, Grummer-Strawn, L, Rear, RA, Silverman, BM, Soto, V & Burrowes, DL 2015, 'Snacks, sweetened beverages, added sugars, and schools', Pediatrics, vol. 135, no. 3, pp. 575-583. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2014-3902
Murray R, Bhatia JJS, Okamoto J, Allison M, Ancona R, Attisha E et al. Snacks, sweetened beverages, added sugars, and schools. Pediatrics. 2015 Jan 1;135(3):575-583. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2014-3902
Murray, Robert ; Bhatia, Jatinder J S ; Okamoto, Jeffrey ; Allison, Mandy ; Ancona, Richard ; Attisha, Elliott ; De Pinto, Cheryl ; Holmes, Breena ; Kjolhede, Chris ; Lerner, Marc ; Minier, Mark ; Weiss-Harrison, Adrienne ; Young, Thomas ; Devore, Cynthia ; Barnett, Stephen ; Grant, Linda ; Johnson, Veda ; Mattey, Elizabeth ; Vernon-Smiley, Mary ; Duff, Carolyn ; Guinn-Jones, Madra ; Daniels, Stephen R. ; Abrams, Steven A. ; Corkins, Mark R. ; De Ferranti, Sarah D. ; Golden, Neville H. ; Magge, Sheela N. ; Schwarzenberg, Sarah Jane ; Bhatia, Jatinder J S ; Critch, Jeff ; Grummer-Strawn, Laurence ; Rear, Rear Admiral ; Silverman, Benson M. ; Soto, Valery ; Burrowes, Debra L. / Snacks, sweetened beverages, added sugars, and schools. In: Pediatrics. 2015 ; Vol. 135, No. 3. pp. 575-583.
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