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An End to Sugary Drinks

The American Academy of Pediatrics and American Heart Association Speak Out

Beal, Judy A. DNSc, RN, FNAP, FAAN

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: September/October 2019 - Volume 44 - Issue 5 - p 297
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000556
ONGOING COLUMNS: Hot Topics in Pediatric Nursing

Sugary drinks are unhealthy and should not be marketed to children and adolescents. Our pediatric nursing expert, Dr. Beal, reviews the recent statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association on public policies to reduce sugary drink consumption in children and adolescents.

Judy A. Beal is a Professor and Dean Emerita, College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences, Simmons University, Boston, MA. Dr. Beal can be reached via e-mail at

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

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