This study used national data from the third School Nutrition Dietary Assessment Study (SNDA-III) to conduct simulation analyses to estimate changes in mean calories consumed from added sugars by switching from sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and flavored milks to unflavored low-fat milk at meals and water between meals both in school and away from school. Researchers found that these changes resulted in an estimated daily savings of 205 calories (10% of total daily calories) and 10.5 teaspoons (48%) of daily added sugar intake over the student population. Changing non-school SSB consumption (predominantly consumed at home) had the greatest daily calorie savings, an average of 145 of the 205 total daily calories saved, compared with an average of eight calories from school replacements.
Published: February 2013
ID #: 57930
Journal: J Acad Nutr Diet
Authors: Briefel RR, Wilson A, Cabili C, Hedley Dodd A
Resource Type: Journal Article
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