A cross-sectional observation on habitual non-alcoholic beverage consumption among adolescents from four Irish post-primary schools

Sophie Millar, Megan O’Donoghue, Breige McNulty, Laura Kirwan, Aideen McKevitt
  • Public Health Nutrition, September 2016, Cambridge University Press
  • DOI: 10.1017/s1368980016002627

What are Irish adolescents consuming?

What is it about?

A point-in-time collection and analysis of data on what Irish teenagers are consuming to gain insight into whether trends have changed and a nationally representative survey should be implemented.

Why is it important?

Beverage consumption in Irish adolescents hasn't been assessed in a decade. Many social and environmental changes have occurred in this time and it is vital to obtain up to date data on dietary trends to guide policies and future interventions.


Ms Sophie A Millar (Author)
University of Nottingham

I feel this piece of work is hugely beneficial to public health nutritionists and policy makers alike. This analysis indicates a change in beverage consumption that should be followed up in a large scale national survey including dietary consumption data collection. A difference in consumption between students from private and DEIS school were apparent and results need to be appreciated when considering interventions and policies in the future.

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