Here we provide the details and links to the research studies cited in the book organized by Chapter. For each citation, the text in bold refers to the relevant text from the Chapter
Ventura, AK and Mennella, JA. “Innate and learned preferences for sweet taste during childhood”. Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care, 2011. 14(4): p. 379-384.
Bobowski, N and Mennella, JA. “Personal Variation in Preference for Sweetness: Effects of Age and Obesity”. Child Obes, 2017. 13(5): p. 369-376.
Bray, GA. “Energy and fructose from beverages sweetened with sugar or high-fructose corn syrup pose a health risk for some people”. Adv Nutr, 2013. 4(2): p. 220-5.
Marriott, BP, Cole, N, and Lee, E. “National estimates of dietary fructose intake increased from 1977 to 2004 in the United States”. J Nutr, 2009. 139(6): p. 1228S-1235S.
Sylvetsky, AC, Jin, Y, Clark, EJ, Welsh, JA, Rother, KI, and Talegawkar, SA. “Consumption of Low-Calorie Sweeteners among Children and Adults in the United States”. J Acad Nutr Diet, 2017. 117(3): p. 441-448 e2.
Duffey, KJ and Popkin, BM. “Shifts in patterns and consumption of beverages between 1965 and 2002”. Obesity (Silver Spring), 2007. 15(11): p. 2739-47.
Welsh, JA and Figueroa, J. “Intake of Added Sugars During the Early Toddler Period”. Nutrition Today, 2017. 52(Supplement): p. S60-S68.
Moshfegh, AJ, Rhodes, DG, Goldman, JD, and Clemens, JC. “Characterizing the Dietary Landscape of Children, 12 to 35 Months Old”. Nutrition Today, 2017. 52(Supplement): p. S52-S59.
Heyman, MB and Abrams, SA. “Fruit Juice in Infants, Children, and Adolescents: Current Recommendations”. Pediatrics, 2017. 139(6).
“Consensus Statement. Healthy Beverage Consumption in Early Childhood: Recommendations from National Health and Nutrition Organizations”.
11. A recent analysis of 240 of the most popular baby and toddler foods in the United States showed that 100 percent of baby food desserts, 92 percent of fruit snacks, 86 percent of cereal bars, and 57 percent of teething biscuits and cookies contained more than 20 percent of their calories from sugar
Elliott, CD and Conlon, MJ. “Packaged baby and toddler foods: questions of sugar and sodium”. Pediatr Obes, 2015. 10(2): p. 149-55.
12. A recent report from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity found that in 2017, 86 percent of television advertising on programs targeted to African Americans and 82 percent of ads on programs targeted to Hispanics were focused on junk food, sugary drinks, or other high-sugar snacks and candy
Harris, JL, Frazier, W, Kumanyika, S, and Ramirez, AG, “Increasing Disparities in Unhealthy Food Advertising Targeted to Hispanic and Black Youth”. 2019, Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity.
Bayol, SA, Farrington, SJ, and Stickland, NC. “A maternal 'junk food' diet in pregnancy and lactation promotes an exacerbated taste for 'junk food' and a greater propensity for obesity in rat offspring”. Br J Nutr, 2007. 98(4): p. 843-51.
Berger, PK, Fields, DA, Demerath, EW, Fujiwara, H, and Goran, MI. “High-Fructose Corn-Syrup-Sweetened Beverage Intake Increases 5-Hour Breast Milk Fructose Concentrations in Lactating Women”. Nutrients, 2018. 10(6).