The influence of fast food outlets and its proximity to schools on the consumption of sugar sweetened beverage (SSB)

: 2 credits
Expiry Date
: None
CPD Units
: 2.00 Points
: 2.4/4

This article discusses the research that explored the association between the characteristics of schools’ vicinity and other factors that could impact on the risk of sugar sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption in elementary students.

Keywords: sugar sweetened beverage obesity

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Educational Objectives

Editor's comments:
South Africa suffers a quadruple burden of disease, which among others is related to an increase in non-communicable diseases such as obesity. The costly curative health care system is unsustainable and requires mitigation measure during the early planning phases to prevent ill health at source. Improved knowledge of potential mediation options could assist with preventative interventions by regulatory authorities.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. Know the extent and contributing causes of obesity in children as described in this article.

Instruction for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz at the end
  • You need to pass the quiz and complete the course rating to generate the module certificate at the end
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz
  • The pass grade is 70%
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