Aims and Objectives: Sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) have become commonplace in our society and are positively associated with an increase in body mass index (BMI) in our youth. Methods: This project presents an evidence-based review of the current research literature from 2001 to 2009 to examine the association between SSBs and children'aTMs BMI. Results: An analysis of nine primary research studies is reported and eight of nine studies support that a decrease or reduction in SSBs by our youth can have a positive impact on their BMI. Conclusion: Education and political action by nurses to promote a decrease in SSB intake is a step in the right direction in reducing obesity in our children. © 2011 Informa Healthcare USA, Inc.
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