Planning Committee for a Workshop on Strategies to Limit Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption in Young Children: Evaluation of Federal, State and Local Policies and Programs
An ad hoc committee will plan a one and one-half day workshop that explores evidence from federal, state, local, and tribal policies, institutional policies affecting early care and education facilities, health care systems, food manufacturers and retailers, and programs currently in place on efforts to reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) by children from 0 to 5 years of age. The workshop topics will include consideration of the prevalence and patterns of SSB consumption among the target age groups, development of taste preferences, the influence of SSB marketing practices aimed at young children on consumption of SSBs, and the influence of social equity and health disparity, such as lifestyle, income, ethnicity, and place of residence on the effectiveness of efforts to reduce SSB consumption. Topics explored in the workshop will also include modeling policy and program effectiveness. A workshop-in-brief document and a workshop proceedings will be produced to summarize key messages from the workshop. Following the workshop, a planning meeting will be held to discuss stakeholder perspectives on the workshop topics, as well as interest in developing a pathway to move the field forward and the role that the Academies could play in such an effort.