This study examined the relationship between parental sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) attitudes and SSB consumption during the first 1,000 days – gestation to age 2 years. The study population consisted of 394 WIC-enrolled, Hispanic/Latino families living in northern Manhattan. Parental SSB attitudes were determined through a four question survey that used a Likert scale for responses, and attitude scores were created using the average score for all four responses. The study found higher parental SSB attitudes scores were associated with lower parental SSB consumption and linked with lower odds of infant SSB consumption. This study highlights the importance of parental SSB attitudes in the development of future interventions to decrease SSB intake during pregnancy and infancy.
Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Attitudes and Consumption During the First 1000 Days of Life
Conducting Research to Promote Healthy Weight Gain During Children’s First 1,000 Days, Particularly Among Disproportionately Burdened Populations
The first 1,000 days describes the period from pre-pregnancy through age 2 years, and is increasingly recognized as a critical period for development of childhood obesity. The overall goal of this study is to develop and refine health messaging for future interventions among families living in Washington Heights, a low-income … More
U.S. states have introduced bills requiring sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) to display health warning labels. This study examined how warning labels influence parents and which labels are most effective. Over 2,000 demographically and educationally diverse parents of children ages 6 to 11 participated in an online survey. Parents were randomized to … More
Taxing sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) has emerged as an important healthy food and weight policy over the past five years. Seven US cities and more than 30 countries across the globe have adopted taxes on sugary drinks. Initial evaluations have found that these taxes raise the prices of sugary drinks and … More