Taking it away doesn’t stop them

By 9. November 2011Blog, Health, Nutrition

Banning sugar sweetened beverages from schools does not lead to a reduction in overall consumption. That is the conclusion of a report published on the 7th November in the Archives of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine based on 10 and 14 year olds from the USA.

Limiting access to sugar sweetened beverages is a target of the Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Program (NAPO). The goal of the program is “to prevent and control obesity and other chronic diseases through healthful eating and physical activity.”

The paper has been published on the Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med website.

Information about the NAPO can be found here.