This article examines disparities in the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and other beverages among U.S. schoolchildren by race/ethnicity and obesity status using national data from the third School Nutrition Dietary Assessment Study (SNDA-III). Researchers found that beverage consumption patterns did not substantially differ by obesity status, but they did differ by race/ethnicity in the home. Across all school levels, non-Hispanic White students consumed more unflavored, low-fat milk at home than both non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic students. Among elementary school students, non-Hispanic Blacks were more likely to consume non-soda SSBs (i.e., other sugar-sweetened beverages including fruit-flavored drinks, sports drinks, and lemonade) at home than non-Hispanic Whites and Hispanics.
Published: May 2013
ID #: 57930
Journal: J Nutr Educ Behav
Authors: Dodd AH, Briefel R, Cabili C, Wilson A, Crepinsek MK
Resource Type: Journal Article
Association Between School Food Environment and Practices and Body Mass Index of U.S. Public School ChildrenUsing data from the third School Nutrition Dietary Assessment Study, this study estimates the association between school food environments and practices and children’s likelihood for obesity. (Obesity was defined as having a body mass index greater than the 95th percentile for their age.) The national study involved more than 2,200 children in 287 schools. The More