CitationFord, Christopher N.; Ng, Shu Wen; & Popkin, Barry M. (2016). Ten-Year Beverage Intake Trends among US Preschool Children: Rapid Declines between 2003 and 2010 but Stagnancy in Recent Years. Pediatric Obesity, 11(1), 47-53. PMCID: PMC4558409
AbstractBACKGROUND: It has been previously reported that total energy intake among US preschool children (ages 2-5 years) decreased between 2003-2004 and 2009-2010. However, little is known about how intakes of beverages among US preschoolers (ages 2-5 years) changed from 2003-2004 to 2011-2012.
OBJECTIVES: This paper examines changes in intakes of key beverages during this period, as well as how eating location (at home or away from home) and source (store vs. others) may have contributed to these changes.
METHODS: Cross-sectional day one dietary data among children ages 2-5 years from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010 and 2011-2012 were used. Survey-weighted mean intakes by survey year, eating location and source were computed for total sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), milks, 100% juice, low/no-calorie beverages, 10 key beverages, total beverages and total foods. Means were compared using two-tailed z-tests with Bonferroni corrections (alpha < 0.05).
RESULTS: Between 2003-2004 and 2011-2012, among 2-5 year olds, total caloric intake fell by 132 kcal d
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitlePediatric Obesity
Author(s)Ford, Christopher N.
Ng, Shu Wen
Popkin, Barry M.