Navigation Links
Kids of Better-Educated Parents Have Healthier Diets: Study
Date:3/31/2013

SUNDAY, March 31 (HealthDay News) -- Children of highly educated parents have healthier diets, according to a new study.

Researchers looked at nearly 15,000 children, aged 2 to 9, in eight European countries -- Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain and Sweden -- to examine the connection between parents' education levels and their children's nutrition.

The study revealed that children of parents with low and medium levels of education ate fewer fruits and vegetables and more processed foods and sweet drinks, which are high in fats and sugars. Parents with higher levels of education were more likely to feed their children foods with more nutritional value, including vegetables, fruit, pasta, rice and whole-grain bread.

The study was published in the March issue of the journal Public Health Nutrition.

"The greatest differences among families with different levels of education are observed in the consumption of fruit, vegetables and sweet drinks," study author Juan Miguel Fernandez Alvira, from the University of Zaragoza in Spain, said in a Plataforma SINC news release.

The findings suggest that children in families with lower social and economic status are at greater risk for becoming overweight and obese, the researchers concluded.

"The programs for the prevention of childhood obesity through the promotion of healthy eating habits should specifically tackle less-advantaged social and economic groups, in order to minimize inequalities in health," Fernandez Alvira said.

Worldwide, nearly 40 million children younger than age 5 were overweight in 2010, which highlights the need to monitor children's diets, according to the World Health Organization.

More information

The Nemours Foundation has more on healthy family nutrition.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Plataforma SINC, news release, March 27, 2013


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Children of deployed parents at higher risk for alcohol, drug use
2. Same-Sex Parents May Face Harsher Criticism Than Others
3. Certain Parents Less Likely to Follow Doctors Advice: Poll
4. Parents Divorce May Up Kids Odds for Smoking as Adults
5. New study suggests that same-sex parents are judged more harshly than heterosexual parents
6. Brian Krupa Encourages Parents of Premature Babies to Become Involved in Hospital Care
7. Parents Worries About HPV Vaccine on the Rise: Study
8. Only one-third of parents follow doctors orders for kids all of the time
9. More parents say they wont vaccinate daughters against HPV, researchers find
10. Children of divorced parents more likely to start smoking
11. ERs Not Doing Enough to Educate Parents on Car-Seat Safety: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Kids of Better-Educated Parents Have Healthier Diets: Study
(Date:10/13/2017)... TX (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... planning agency serving communities in the greater Dallas, Miami, and Raleigh regions, is ... boy fighting to overcome a rare and deadly chromosome abnormality. , After struggling ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... The American Board of Family Medicine's (ABFM) Board of Directors has ... succeeding Dr. James C. Puffer upon his retirement. Dr. Newton will serve in the ... at the end of 2018. Upon assuming the role of President and CEO on ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, ... member of ElderCounsel, a national organization of elder law and special needs planning attorneys. ... and rules. It also provides a forum to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, ... in business to advocate for action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in ... around the globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 million. To watch ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Coveros, a leader in ... awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The ... enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent and high value manner across ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/28/2017)... Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Early Signal Foundation announce a ... sensors for real-time monitoring of patients with trauma-related and ... focused on disruptive health solutions for rare disorders and ... record and integrate behavioral, cognitive, physiological and contextual data. ... ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... , Sept. 25, 2017   Montrium ... Master File solutions, today—from the IQPC Trial Master ... , NL)—announced that EastHORN Clinical Services has ... clinical programs and TMF management. EastHORN, a leading ... eTMF platform to increase transparency to enable greater ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... -- As the latest Obamacare repeal effort moves is debated, ... and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) medical device market ... is in an odd place.  The industry wants repeal ... on medical device sales passed along with the Affordable ... visits and hospital customers with the funding to invest ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: