Annotated Bibliography On Sugar Sweetened Beverages

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Annotated Bibliography Sugar sweetened beverages consumption in Canada and consequences for child health and development Public Policy proposal Philippe Faccio Pereira HLTC23 Instructor: Professor Leanne De Souza TA: Jannah Wigle Date: July 10th, 2015 Introduction: There is a growing concern about how the consumption of Sugar sweetened beverages can affect child health and development. The consumption of these types of beverages among Canadian children was reported to be extremely high in comparison to the recommended amount that children should be consuming. There is some speculation that this high consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with the increasing prevalence of childhood obesity. Some of the most popular policies that would assist in the consumption reduction of the types of beverages include: Reduction of advertising of junk food and beverages to children, School-based programme to reduce sugar-sweetened drink consumption, Family-based targeted programme for obese children, and Taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages. The articles selected provide a wide range of suggestions and evidence that can be use to develop an effective public policy that will assist in the reduction in the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages among Canadian children. By combining the existing policies and evidence-based suggestions in these article it is possible to develop a policy to effectively reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened

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