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Nutritional Contributions of Nonalcoholic Beverages to the U.S. Diet: 1998-2003


  • Dharmasena, Senarath
  • Capps, Oral, Jr.
  • Clauson, Annette L.


Using data from U.S. households over the period 1998 to 2003, we examine economic and demographic factors affecting per capita daily intake of calories, calcium, caffeine, and vitamin C derived from the consumption of nonalcoholic beverages. Our study demonstrates the effectiveness of the USDA 2000 Dietary Guidelines in reducing such caloric and nutrient intake.

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  • Dharmasena, Senarath & Capps, Oral, Jr. & Clauson, Annette L., 2009. "Nutritional Contributions of Nonalcoholic Beverages to the U.S. Diet: 1998-2003," 2009 Annual Meeting, January 31-February 3, 2009, Atlanta, Georgia 46386, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saeana:46386

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    1. Dharmasena, Senarath & Capps, Oral, Jr., 2009. "Demand Interrelationships of At-Home Nonalcoholic Beverage Consumption in the United States," 2009 Annual Meeting, July 26-28, 2009, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 49443, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

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    nonalcoholic beverages; nutritional elements; calories; calcium; vitamin C; caffeine; and econometric analysis; Consumer/Household Economics; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety;

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