International Journal of Pediatrics / 2014 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

What Parents Think about Giving Nonnutritive Sweeteners to Their Children: A Pilot Study

Table 2

Percent agreement with questionnaire items related to NNS, sugar-related nutrient content claims, and parental concern regarding specific macronutrients.

StatementPercent agreement (%)

I seek out items labeled “reduced sugar”53
I seek out items labeled “no sugar added”52
I seek out items labeled light37
I seek out items labeled low carb33
I seek out items labeled sugar-free22
I read the ingredients in the packaged items that I purchase64
I look for NNS in packaged foods and beverages because I want to avoid them58
I am concerned with the calorie content of the items that I select52
I am concerned with the sugar content of the items that I select73
I am concerned with the fat content of the items that I select68
Nonnutritive sweeteners (i.e., Splenda, Sweet N Low, and Equal) are safe for my child to use16
I recommend that my child use diet (NNS) foods and beverages because I am concerned about his/her sugar intake14
I recommend that my child use diet (NNS) foods and beverages because I am concerned about his/her weight13

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