Limiting soft drink availability in schools may only have a modest effect on overall soft drink consumption among elementary school children, suggests a study published in the September 2008 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Author Meenakshi M Fernandes of the Pardee RAND Graduate School in Santa Monica, CA, analyzed data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study from close to 11,000 fifth graders in 2,303 schools in 40 states and found that limiting availability ...

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