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Disparities in Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened and Other Beverages by Race/Ethnicity and Obesity Status Among United States Schoolchildren

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  • Allison Hedley Dodd
  • Ronette Briefel
  • Charlotte Cabili
  • er Wilson
  • Mary Kay Crepinsek
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    This paper used data from the third School Nutrition Dietary Assessment Study to identify disparities by race/ethnicity and obesity status in the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and other beverages among United States schoolchildren. The analysis found that beverage consumption patterns did not substantially differ across weight status groups, but they differed by race/ethnicity in the home. Non-Hispanic black elementary schoolchildren consumed sugar-sweetened beverages other than soda more often and unflavored, low-fat milk less often at home than non-Hispanic white schoolchildren.

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    Paper provided by Mathematica Policy Research in its series Mathematica Policy Research Reports with number 7761.

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    Date of creation: 30 May 2013
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    Handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:7761

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    Keywords: child; overweight; sugar-sweetened beverages; racial/ethnic disparities;

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