Preconference/Satellite

Moving Beyond Avoidance of Sugar Sweetened Beverages: A Proposed Guidance System for Beverage Consumption

6/9/2018
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: 302

Sponsored By: Unilever

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans promotes healthy eating patterns that meet nutrient needs and reduce the risk of chronic disease. While their focus is on the role of foods and beverages to provide energy and nutrients, there is no clear guidance system for beverage consumption. Beverages are important for hydration and can provide not only nutrients but also bioactives. Energy intake from beverages currently represents 19% of the total energy intake with about 35% of these calories coming from sugar-sweetened beverages (DGA, 2015). It is time to move beyond the simple message of avoiding sugar-sweetened beverages and provide guidance that focuses on obtaining as much of the daily fluid needs as possible from beverages, which contain a lower amount of calories and an improved nutrient profile. Based on scientific evidence, we will propose a guidance system on beverage consumption, which should be considered for the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines.

Presentations:

Mario G. Ferruzzi, PhD

Professor
North Carolina State University
Kannapolis, North Carolina

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Vasanti Malik, PhD

Research Scientist
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Boston, Massachusetts

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