Navigation Links
Family Dinners Shape Healthier Eating Habits
Date:9/12/2007

Routine helps teens make better food choices as adults, study finds

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who eat dinner with their families on a regular basis are also more likely to eat fruit and vegetables as young adults, a new study shows.

These teens also go on to drink fewer soft drinks in adulthood, the study found.

Reporting in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, researchers at the University of Minnesota surveyed more than 1,500 students once during high school and again at age 20 about diet, social eating, meal structure and meal frequency.

The survey included questions about how often their family ate together, how much they enjoyed eating with family, if they ate on the run, and how often they ate breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Teens who reported eating family meals were more likely to report eating fruit, dark green and orange vegetables and key nutrients, and drinking fewer soft drinks. The more frequently they ate family meals as teens, the more likely they were to eat dinner as adults, placing a higher priority on structured meals and social eating.

For women, eating with their family during adolescence meant significantly higher daily consumption of calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin B6 and fiber as adults. Among males, eating with their family during adolescence results in eating more calcium, magnesium, potassium and fiber as adults.

More information

For more tips on planning a healthy family meal, visit Meal Planning.



-- Madeline Vann



SOURCE: American Dietetic Association, news release, Sept. 1, 2007


'/>"/>
Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Family planning with folate
2. Breast cancer in younger women strongly linked to family history
3. Accuracy of Some Natural Family Planning Methods Questioned .
4. Alcoholism Influenced By Both Genetics & Family Environment
5. Restless leg syndrome can be a family trait
6. Merck to pay $ 253.5 million to Vioxx victim family
7. Family Counseling To Encourage Children Eat Healthy
8. Survey finds that discussion with family very crucial in organ donation decision
9. Effective family control measures and stem cell research focus of Indian Government
10. Family history of alcoholism influences reaction to advice
11. Family planning is insisted upon Muslims by Shia cleric
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... 07, 2016 , ... "Today, MHA and mental health advocates ... systems reform legislation in more than fifty years. We applaud the bipartisan action ... elected officials to improving mental health services and supports in our nation. , ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... Children ... bodies, a researcher at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has ... found that when young children are exposed to secondhand marijuana smoke, measurable amounts ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... the release of Smart Device Remote Control through a new partnership with Splashtop ... platforms and strengthens its mobile solutions to help businesses maximize their uptime and ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... Presence Technology, S.L. (“Presence”) for a purchase price of approximately $17.4 million ... considerations. Presence’s annual revenue is approximately $13.2 million. Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... 07, 2016 , ... It is vital for any lab to secure funding, ... The team at Beckman Coulter has designed Kaluza, templates with advanced analytical tools to ... to operate in a GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) fashion. , With features designed to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... 8, 2016 According to ... by Product (Actual Sugars, Sugar Alcohols, Artificial Sweeteners), ... Tonicity Agents), Formulation (Oral, Topical, Parenteral) - Global ... has witnessed healthy growth during the last decade, ... of 4.3% between 2016 and 2021 to reach ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... December 8, 2016 According to a new market ... Sleep, Fetal), Therapeutic (Pain, Insulin)), End Use (Sports, Fitness, RPM), Type (Smart ... MarketsandMarkets, the global market, in terms of value, is projected to reach ... CAGR of 18.0% during the forecast period. ... ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , Dec. 8, 2016  Hanson Research, ... of dissolution testing and diffusion testing instruments for ... acquired by Teledyne Instruments, Inc. ("Teledyne"). The move ... line of precision testing instruments, as well as ... development of new products and services. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: