Navigation Links
More Kids Eating Calorie-Packed Take-out Food
Date:7/26/2011

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, July 26 (HealthDay News) The obesity epidemic is being fueled still further by a growing trend among kids to eat out and bring take-out food home, University of North Carolina researchers say.

Such foods are high in sugar and calories, and their increasing popularity means youngsters are getting more calories than they need, the researchers noted.

Since 1994, this trend has been growing rapidly and reflects the availability of fast food restaurants and foods prepared in supermarkets and other food stores, the researchers say. In fact, calories eaten away from home increased from 23.4 percent to 33.9 percent between 1977 and 2006.

"We found that kids eat a relatively maintained level of calories at home, but in addition kids also eat an increasing number of calories outside the home," said study author Jennifer Poti, from the university's Gillings School of Global Public Health. "Eating outside the home is actually fueling the increased energy intake for kids."

Poti said much of the foods children eat outside the home comes from prepared meals sold in supermarkets and convenience stores, as well as fast food restaurants. Much of the fast food children eat is actually consumed at home, Poti said. In 2006, almost half of the fast foods children ate were eaten at home, she noted.

Although the reasons for this increase in eating prepared meals isn't known, Poti speculates it's a combination of factors including convenience, cost and time pressures.

This trend is adding to the obesity epidemic, Poti said. "Parents need to be interested in both the food source and location where it is eaten, which both significantly influence energy intake," she said.

The report is published in the August issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

For the study, Poti's team collected data on 29,217 children aged 2 to 18. They had taken
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Study carried out into biological risks of eating reptiles
2. Bariatricfurnishings.com Launches Unique Eco-friendly Seating for Health Care, Hospitality, Assisted Living Centers, and Home Use at Competitive Prices
3. Legislating to promote healthy eating and physical activity
4. First Breakthrough in Water Heating Technology!
5. Personalizing cancer: Creating biomarkers from tumor DNA
6. Figure Skating Standards Foster Eating Disorders, Says Kimberly Dennis, M.D.
7. Remuda Ranch Programs for Eating and Anxiety Disorders Sponsors a Special Edition of the Award-Winning Documentary America The Beautiful
8. Taxing unhealthy foods may encourage healthier eating habits
9. Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life -- The Definitive Guide to Changing the Way People Eat and Live
10. Europes top football venues are not prepared for treating spectators who suffer heart attacks
11. Seattle Suttons Healthy Eating Sponsoring The Biggest Loser Chicago Casting Call
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
More Kids Eating Calorie-Packed Take-out Food
(Date:7/29/2014)... Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Phytceramides are ... how and why in her new book. , Today is the ... Phytoceramides: Anti Aging At Its Best . The book is also ... skin care book, but felt that Phytoceramides were so ... to bring out this focused book now," says Kathy Heshelow, founder ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Dublin, Ireland (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 ... announced the successful completion of a Phase I trial ... Acid (DGLA). , This study was a randomized, placebo-controlled, ... to assess the safety, pharmacokinetics and effect of food ... confirmed the benign safety profile of DGLA following both ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... July 29, 2014 The Mesothelioma ... the Deadliest Cancer Coalition, led advocacy efforts among ... the newly established Congressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers. ... caucus now features the following 20 members: , Rep. Matt ... – May 2, 2014, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) – June ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... they have discovered a chemical alteration in a single ... in larger studies, could give doctors a simple blood ... suicide. , The discovery, described online in The ... a gene involved in the function of the brain,s ... turning what might otherwise be an unremarkable reaction to ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... rich in soy may help feminine hearts, but timing ... Menopause , the journal of The North American ... diet of women in Asia, produces the least atherosclerosis. ... Asian migrants to North America, leads to just as ... to soy from a Western diet after menopause helps ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Last Day New Book Is Available at No Cost: Phytoceramides, Anti Aging At Its Best by Sublime Beauty Founder® Kathy Heshelow 2Health News:Last Day New Book Is Available at No Cost: Phytoceramides, Anti Aging At Its Best by Sublime Beauty Founder® Kathy Heshelow 3Health News:DS107G-01 – Successful Completion of Phase I Oral DGLA Clinical Trial 2Health News:Mesothelioma Organization Works to Add Members to ‘Deadliest Cancer Caucus’ 2Health News:Mesothelioma Organization Works to Add Members to ‘Deadliest Cancer Caucus’ 3Health News:A blood test for suicide? 2Health News:A blood test for suicide? 3Health News:Soy may help women's hearts if they start early 2
... -- A new study finds that many American children aged ... they ride in cars -- a practice that could prove ... National Highway Traffic Safety Administration survey of nearly 900 drivers. ... 9-year-old passengers use seat belts and more than three-quarters of ...
... FRIDAY, Nov. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Although one in four ... of colon surgery, new research reveals these readmissions -- which ... The most common reason colorectal surgery patients return to ... published in the December issue of the journal Diseases ...
... computing system broke new ground earlier this year when it ... Now, The Scripps Research Institute is hoping to do something ... of the prize money from that tournament: Find a cure ... To that end, Scripps Research and IBM (NYSE: ...
... Nov. 18 (HealthDay News) -- A "tongue-tie" condition in infants ... many cases, an expert says. The condition, also known ... newborns. The most common type is easy to identify and ... tongue indentation at the front of the mouth. Another ...
... HealthDay Reporter , FRIDAY, Nov. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Those ... foods around. U.S. government health experts now encourage ... Weight Watchers, new system assigns no points to nearly all ... But, really, what,s the big deal? Why is it so ...
... rates due to colorectal cancer have declined overall, yet ... suggests that underuse of colonoscopy screening among these groups ... New York City launched a multifaceted campaign to improve ... A new study conducted by researchers at Columbia University,s ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Ill-Fitting Children's Seat Belts Common in U.S., Study Finds 2Health News:Colon Surgery Linked to High Readmission Rates 2Health News:Jeopardy! winnings spur IBM and Scripps Research Institute collaboration to fight against malaria 2Health News:Jeopardy! winnings spur IBM and Scripps Research Institute collaboration to fight against malaria 3Health News:Easy-to-Treat Condition Can Disrupt Breast-Feeding 2Health News:For Nutritional Punch, You Can't Beat Plant-Based Foods 2Health News:For Nutritional Punch, You Can't Beat Plant-Based Foods 3Health News:For Nutritional Punch, You Can't Beat Plant-Based Foods 4Health News:Colon cancer screening campaign erases racial, gender gaps in use of colonoscopy 2Health News:Colon cancer screening campaign erases racial, gender gaps in use of colonoscopy 3
(Date:7/30/2014)... California , July 30, 2014 ... technology and CUDA programming expertise to big data, ... markets  eInfochips, a leading engineering R&D ... clients to develop NVIDIA GPU-powered solutions for ... high-performance computing (HPC), industrial , ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 2014 Die Apex Medical Corporation ... Bereich Atemtherapie- und Druckzonenprodukte, gibt bekannt, dass ... Deutschland anfechten werden. Dieses hat entschieden, dass ... von ResMed verletze. Apex weist darauf hin, ... verschiedene Patente von ResMed Anfechtungen wegen Nichtigkeit ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Israel , July 30, 2014  Immune ... Stockholm : "IMNP."; "Immune" or "the ... of patients for a Phase II proof of concept ... in the treatment of moderate to severe bullous pemphigoid. ... receive two bertilimumab infusions, at a dose of 10 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:eInfochips to Develop NVIDIA GPU-powered Solutions for Aerospace and Defense, Medical Imaging, HPC and Visual Computing 2Apex setzt seinen Kampf gegen Patente für einen freien Wettbewerb fort 2Apex setzt seinen Kampf gegen Patente für einen freien Wettbewerb fort 3Immune Pharmaceuticals Commences Patient Screening For Bertilimumab Phase II Clinical Trial In Bullous Pemphigoid, A Rare Auto-Immune Disease Of The Skin 2Immune Pharmaceuticals Commences Patient Screening For Bertilimumab Phase II Clinical Trial In Bullous Pemphigoid, A Rare Auto-Immune Disease Of The Skin 3Immune Pharmaceuticals Commences Patient Screening For Bertilimumab Phase II Clinical Trial In Bullous Pemphigoid, A Rare Auto-Immune Disease Of The Skin 4Immune Pharmaceuticals Commences Patient Screening For Bertilimumab Phase II Clinical Trial In Bullous Pemphigoid, A Rare Auto-Immune Disease Of The Skin 5
... is little evidence to support the use of atypical ... approved purposes, even though many clinicians continue to commonly ... to a new report from the U.S. Department of ... and Quality (AHRQ). An article based on information in ...
... The Houston Business Journal recently announced that eCardio Diagnostics ... Fast 100, which included a distinguished list of 100 of ... eCardio was ranked No. 17 with a two-year growth ... to receive this prestigious award. "There were so ...
Cached Medicine Technology:"Off-Label" Use of Antipsychotic Drugs for Some Conditions Not Supported By Evidence 2eCardio Among Honorees of the Houston Business Journal's Fast 100 List for Second Consecutive Year 2
For use with E5381 600 Circling Band (40 style). 2.2 mm diameter, 28.5 mm long....
Used with Double Tantalum Clip (250 style) E5381 852. Overall length: 7.0 mm....
Concave inner surface to conform to globe. Used in conjunction with the E5381 700 Circling Band (240 style). Indications: wide scleral bed. Outside diameter 31.7 mm....
Used in conjunction with the E5381 700 Circling Band (240 style). Indications: Narrow scleral bed. Overall length: 100 mm, 3.9 inches....
Medicine Products: