1Nicklas, TA, Yang, SJ, Baranowski, T, Zakeri, I, Berenson, G. Eating patterns and obesity in children. The Bogalusa Heart Study. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2003; 25: 9–16.
2St-Onge, MP, Keller, KL, Heymsfield, SB. Changes in childhood food consumption patterns: a cause for concern in light of increasing body weights. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2003; 78: 1068–73.
3McGloin, AF, Livingstone, MB, Greene, LC, Webb, SE, Gibson, JM, Jebb, SA, et al. . Energy and fat intake in obese and lean children at varying risk of obesity. International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders 2002; 26: 200–7.
4Magarey, AM, Daniels, LA, Boulton, TJ, Cockington, RA. Does fat intake predict adiposity in healthy children and adolescents aged 2–15 y? A longitudinal analysis. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2001; 55: 471–81.
5Bowman, SA, Gortmaker, SL, Ebbeling, CB, Pereira, MA, Ludwig, DS. Effects of fast-food consumption on energy intake and diet quality among children in a national household survey. Pediatrics 2004; 113: 112–8.
6James, J, Thomas, P, Cavan, D, Kerr, D. Preventing childhood obesity by reducing consumption of carbonated drinks: cluster randomised controlled trial. British Medical Journal 2004; 328: 1237.
7Ludwig, DS, Peterson, KE, Gortmaker, SL. Relation between consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks and childhood obesity: a prospective, observational analysis. Lancet 2001; 357: 505–8.
8Giammattei, J, Blix, G, Marshak, HH, Wollitzer, AO, Pettitt, DJ. Television watching and soft drink consumption: associations with obesity in 11- to 13-year-old schoolchildren. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 2003; 157: 882–6.
9Welsh, JA, Cogswell, ME, Rogers, S, Rockett, H, Mei, Z, Grummer-Strawn, LM. Overweight among low-income preschool children associated with the consumption of sweet drinks: Missouri, 1999–2002. Pediatrics 2005; 115: e223–9.
10World Health Organization (WHO). Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases. Report of a Joint Food and Agriculture Organization/WHO Expert consultation. WHO Technical Report Series 916. Geneva: WHO, 2003.
11Magarey, A, Daniels, LA, Smith, A. Fruit and vegetable intakes of Australians aged 2–18 years: an evaluation of the 1995 National Nutrition Survey data. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 2001; 25: 155–61.
12Somerset, SM. Refined sugar intake in Australian children. Public Health Nutrition 2003; 6: 809–13.
13Davies, P, Roodvelt, R, Marks, G. Standard Methods for the Collection and Collation of Anthropometric Data in Children. National Food and Nutrition Monitoring and Surveillance Project. Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia, 2001.
14Cole, TJ, Bellizzi, MC, Flegal, KM, Dietz, WH. Establishing a standard definition for child overweight and obesity worldwide: international survey. British Medical Journal 2000; 320: 1240–3.
15Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Census of Population and Housing – Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas, Australia. . Canberra: ABS, 2001.
16DiMeglio, DP, Mattes, RD. Liquid versus solid carbohydrate: effects on food intake and body weight. International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders 2000; 24: 794–800.
17Bell, AC, Swinburn, BA. What are the key food groups to target for preventing obesity and improving nutrition in schools? European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2004; 58: 258–63.
18Sanigorski, AM, Bell, AC, Kremer, PJ, Swinburn, BA. Lunchbox contents of Australian school children: room for improvement. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2005; 59: 1310–6.
19Addessi, E, Galloway, AT, Visalberghi, E, Birch, LL. Specific social influences on the acceptance of novel foods in 2–5-year-old children. Appetite 2005; 45: 264–71.
20Livingstone, MB, Robson, PJ, Wallace, JM. Issues in dietary intake assessment of children and adolescents. British Journal of Nutrition 2004; 92(Suppl. 2): S213–22.