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Recent Trends in Junk Food Intake in U.S. Children and Adolescents, 2003–2016

Citation

Dunford, 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

Abstract

Introduction: 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.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2020.01.023

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Author(s)

Dunford, Elizabeth K.
Popkin, Barry M.
Ng, Shu Wen

Year Published

2020

Volume Number

59

Issue Number

1

Pages

49-58

PMCID

PMC7311250

NIHMSID

NIHMS1587557

Reference ID

12706