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Soft drinks in schools.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14702469     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This statement is intended to inform pediatricians and other health care professionals, parents, superintendents, and school board members about nutritional concerns regarding soft drink consumption in schools. Potential health problems associated with high intake of sweetened drinks are 1) overweight or obesity attributable to additional calories in the diet; 2) displacement of milk consumption, resulting in calcium deficiency with an attendant risk of osteoporosis and fractures; and 3) dental caries and potential enamel erosion. Contracts with school districts for exclusive soft drink rights encourage consumption directly and indirectly. School officials and parents need to become well informed about the health implications of vended drinks in school before making a decision about student access to them. A clearly defined, district-wide policy that restricts the sale of soft drinks will safeguard against health problems as a result of overconsumption.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Guideline; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics     Volume:  113     ISSN:  1098-4275     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatrics     Publication Date:  2004 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-02     Completed Date:  2004-01-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376422     Medline TA:  Pediatrics     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  152-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Beverages / standards
Calcium / deficiency
Carbonated Beverages / adverse effects,  economics,  standards*
Food Dispensers, Automatic / economics,  standards*
Obesity / etiology
Physician's Role
Schools* / economics
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