Navigation Links
As kids age, snacking quality appears to decline
Date:5/6/2014

ve to be vilified," said Evans who is both a parent and a registered dietitian. "Snacks can be beneficial to children's diets when made up of the right foods. But we do need to be aware that snacks do positively contribute to energy intake in children."

The best snacks at any age, she said, are ones that are nutrient-rich, rather than calorically dense.

Evaluating eating

To conduct the study, Evans and a team of registered dietitians asked kids (with parental consent) at four Boston-area schools to provide some basic demographic information. Then, on two separate occasions, the kids completed a 24-hour diet recall, in which they recounted what they ate during the previous day. The kids were provided with references to help them describe what and how much they consumed.

Evans, Must and their colleagues determined the number of meals and snacks reported by each child, along with their total energy intake and diet quality score, as measured by the Healthy Eating Index, 2005. In all their analyses, the researchers accounted for variables such as gender, ethnicity, eligibility for free and reduced-price lunches, maternal education, and levels of physical activity.

The study data do not overtly explain why snacking has opposite effects on diet quality depending on a child's age, but the researchers note that younger children more frequently depend on (and perhaps abide) grownups, while older kids are more often make their own snacking choices.

Snacks strategies

The findings suggest a clear decay in snacking quality as children age, but rather than despairing, parents, educators and other care providers can make use of the findings, Evans said. One step could be to emphasize good snacking habits among younger kids, who may be relatively receptive to such messages, so that their potential decline may start from a better place. Another is to recognize that adolescents may be inclined to make worse
'/>"/>

Contact: David Orenstein
david_orenstein@brown.edu
401-863-1862
Brown University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Snacking contributes to fatty liver and abdominal obesity
2. TV linked to poor snacking habits, cardiovascular risk in middle schoolers
3. Shockingly Easy “Snacking” Trick That Reduces Calorie Intake By 300% Revealed by Diet Recommendations
4. Creative Brands Embrace Healthy Snacking Options for Employees
5. Smart Snacking for Back to School
6. How to Make Snacking Healthier with a Delicious Source of Whole Grains from Almost Nuts!
7. Healthy and Convenient Snacking Debuts Across the Nation as Box Ventures Officially Launches Subscription Box Boxtera
8. Snacking and BMI linked to double effect of brain activity and self-control
9. Longer nurse tenure on hospital units leads to higher quality care
10. Poor sleep quality linked to cognitive decline in older men
11. Patients enjoy good quality of life 10 years after esophagectomy and gastric pull-up
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
As kids age, snacking quality appears to decline
(Date:3/27/2015)... (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 Since September 2014, ... in his comeback tour after having been in retirement for ... eager for the performer to return to touring, and concert ... tickets for Omaha will likely sell out for the two ... BuyCheapTicketsToEvents.com to view the inventory of discounted Garth ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... Newport, RI (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 April ... civil war – the Sesquicentennial. To honor America’s bloodiest war ... the Fort Adams Trust presents A Tribute to the Civil ... 7:00 PM, Friday, April 17, 2015, at the Jane Pickens ... Williams, noted Civil War-Lincoln scholar, will serve as the master ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 In light ... (case number 1:15-cv-10429, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; ... the Eastern District of Pennsylvania), the San Diego personal ... Helbock, A.P.C. are announcing that they are available to ... of women who were prescribed Zofran while pregnant and ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... Alamitos, Calif. (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 ... the grocery store. Fresh produce are today’s traffic magnets. ... a particular supermarket because of their produce department, according ... important than ever as people are looking to add ... National Love Your Produce Manager® Day is April 2. ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 UC Davis ... research into the origins of schizophrenia: A Silvio O. ... of only 15 such centers in the United States. ... million grant from the National Institutes of Mental Health, ... the novel hypothesis that an origin of schizophrenia may ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Garth Brooks Tickets for Omaha: BuyCheapTicketsToEvents.com Draws Customers by Discounting Prices on 2015 Tickets for Garth Brooks’ Tour Stops at CenturyLink Center 2Health News:Relive the Civil War, the Presidency and Shocking Assassination of Abraham Lincoln through Lincoln’s Own Words and the Music of a 46-Piece Orchestra 2Health News:Relive the Civil War, the Presidency and Shocking Assassination of Abraham Lincoln through Lincoln’s Own Words and the Music of a 46-Piece Orchestra 3Health News:Relive the Civil War, the Presidency and Shocking Assassination of Abraham Lincoln through Lincoln’s Own Words and the Music of a 46-Piece Orchestra 4Health News:The Law Office of Melinda J. Helbock, A.P.C. Announces That It Is Now Accepting Case Reviews for Potential Zofran Birth Defect Lawsuits 2Health News:UC Davis Receives $10 Million Grant to Establish Center to Study Schizophrenia 2Health News:UC Davis Receives $10 Million Grant to Establish Center to Study Schizophrenia 3Health News:UC Davis Receives $10 Million Grant to Establish Center to Study Schizophrenia 4
... An outbreak of Norovirus has been reported in Royal Bournemouth ... of wards 4,5,27 // and 28 to visitors. Hospital authorities ... ward areas. It does not pose any threat to other ... the next of kin are permitted to visit patients in ...
... of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI), and Hawaii Biotech ... and make a Dengue vaccine widely available for the ... tropical disease after malaria. ,Dengue fever is a ... exposed and which leads to infection in up to ...
... have suspected a connection between chronic lung diseases ... widely varying estimates about the strength of this ... different diagnosis criteria for these diseases. Addressing this ... American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting on Nov. ...
... researchers, led by scientists at Dartmouth Medical School and ... is capable of changing muscle metabolism and performance. // ... in the management of muscle diseases. , ... AMP-activated protein kinase (or AMPK) is responsible for realizing ...
... a vaccine that activates the immune systems in colorectal ... ,During a clinical trial of 67 patients, researchers at ... were injected pre and post surgery of the cancerous ... 70 percent of patients. The November 15 issue of ...
... is a serious condition that requires extensive medical ... prone to developing another grave condition known as ... // First recognized as a disease in 1997, ... the skin, resulting in pain, muscle weakness and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative and Hawaii Biotech Partner Against Dengue Fever 2Health News:Study Examines Link Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Chronic Lung Diseases 2Health News:Dartmouth researchers zero-in on a gene that heightens muscle performance 2Health News:A novel vaccine proves a shot in the arm for colorectal cancer patients 2Health News:Dermatologists Provide Unique Evidence of Possible Cause of Rare Skin Condition 2
(Date:3/26/2015)... 26, 2015 According to a ... Volume, Technology (RF, Microwave, Cryoablation, Others), Department (Interventional Radiology, ... Bone Metastasis) - Global Forecasts to 2019", published by ... around $462.0 Million growing at a CAGR of 11.50% ... and 57 figures spread through 195 pages and in-depth ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... A new survey of health care ... (CER) will yield improvements in health care decision-making, ... of CER in the current environment. The National ... shows that they view CER as important, expect ... and decision-making in the next three to five ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... , March 26, 2015 Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE ... mobile app designed to serve as a feature-rich resource for ... For those experiencing knee pain, the ... the causes of knee pain and helps them understand more ... safe and simple non-surgical treatment option. For those who have ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Tumor Ablation Market Worth $462.0 Million by 2019 2Tumor Ablation Market Worth $462.0 Million by 2019 3Tumor Ablation Market Worth $462.0 Million by 2019 4NPC Highlights Stakeholder Views on Comparative Effectiveness Research and the Environment for Health Care Decision-Making 2NPC Highlights Stakeholder Views on Comparative Effectiveness Research and the Environment for Health Care Decision-Making 3NPC Highlights Stakeholder Views on Comparative Effectiveness Research and the Environment for Health Care Decision-Making 4Zimmer Launches New Patient Education And Engagement Mobile App For Gel-One Hyaluronate 2
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: