CitationDunford, Elizabeth K.; Popkin, Barry M.; & Ng, Shu Wen (2020). Recent Trends in Junk Food Intake in U.S. Children and Adolescents, 2003–2016. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 59(1), 49-58. PMCID: PMC7311250
AbstractIntroduction: In the U.S., there is no consensus of how to define junk food. Strict regulations on what constitutes junk food denoted by front-of-package labels can serve as the basis for statutory actions. Chile was the first country to adopt this approach, and several countries have followed suit. This study examined the proportion of calories and nutrients of concern consumed by U.S. children and adolescents defined as junk food using the Chilean label criteria and the changes between 2003 and 2016.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine
Author(s)Dunford, Elizabeth K.
Popkin, Barry M.
Ng, Shu Wen