Navigation Links
School Salad Bar Boosts Kids' Fruit, Veggie Intake
Date:12/21/2007

Servings rose from 3 to 4 per day after service was added to lunchroom, study found

FRIDAY, Dec. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Simply adding a salad bar to the school lunch room helps elementary school students eat significantly more fruits and vegetables, U.S. researchers say.

The University of California, Los Angeles, study included 337 children in grades 2 through 5 at three L.A. area schools. The children were interviewed before and after their schools started offering a lunch salad bar.

The frequency of the students' fruit and vegetable consumption increased from 2.97 times a day to 4.09 times a day after introduction of the lunch salad bar. There was also a considerable decline in the amount of cholesterol, saturated fat and total fat consumed by the children.

The study, published in the December issue of the journal Public Health Nutrition, included nutrition education for the students.

"One of the major contributing factors to the high rate of overweight children in the United States is that they do not consume the daily recommended servings of fruits and vegetables," lead author Dr. Wendy Slusser, assistant professor of pediatrics at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA and the UCLA School of Public Health, said in a prepared statement.

"Increasing the availability and accessibility to healthy foods is one way to improve children's diets. In turn, this sets up opportunities for kids to have repeated exposure to healthy food and positively impact their choices," she said.

"The salad bar program showed us that children will indeed eat more fruits and vegetables if offered in an appetizing and accessible manner. Future studies should evaluate parent education with school lunch menu changes, as well as why boys are less likely to eat from the salad bar at lunch than girls," Slusser said.

More information

The Nemours Foundation has more about

Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Time to Set Kids Back-to-School Sleep Clocks
2. Add Earlier Bedtime to Back-to-School List
3. Does Pathological Shyness Make for School Shooters?
4. Mailman School of Public Health study examines link between racial discrimination and substance use
5. Survey reveals disparities in skin cancer knowledge, protection among high school students
6. Non-medicinal treatment touted for pre-schoolers with ADHD
7. Nonmedicinal treatment touted for preschoolers with ADHD
8. Obese Children Miss More School Days
9. Back to School Means Backpack Safety
10. Heart Attacks at School Involve More Adults Than Kids
11. Back to School Means Return of School Blood Drives
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/29/2015)... ... July 29, 2015 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc., announces ... Relief and Healing Cream designated as the nonprofit’s natural pain reliever of choice.     ... Line of Duty Deaths (LODD) and the high rate of pain and injuries ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 29, 2015 , ... ... shops are anticipating testing regulations imposed by the FDA for nicotine laced liquid ... use of electronic cigarettes have raised considerably. E-Cigarettes are particularly troublesome to addiction ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... Fernando Valley, CA (PRWEB) , ... July 29, 2015 , ... ... a special promotional price on Ultherapy. For a limited time only, patients can get ... is an option for patients who prefer a non-invasive treatment and have loose ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... NY (PRWEB) , ... July 29, 2015 , ... Wedding season is in full swing, ... comes the extra pressure of looking good on the big day. Every bride wants to ... to a new level. , According to a recent study by the ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... ... , ... July is National UV Awareness Month, and in honor of this month, Dr. Melda ... protect skin from the sun, as well as how to best treat existing sun damage. ... most common skin conditions in America. Many people do not protect their skin sufficiently when ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Topical BioMedics Partners with 555 Fitness: Topricin® Designated as the Nonprofit’s Natural Pain Reliever of Choice 2Health News:Topical BioMedics Partners with 555 Fitness: Topricin® Designated as the Nonprofit’s Natural Pain Reliever of Choice 3Health News:Topical BioMedics Partners with 555 Fitness: Topricin® Designated as the Nonprofit’s Natural Pain Reliever of Choice 4Health News:Topical BioMedics Partners with 555 Fitness: Topricin® Designated as the Nonprofit’s Natural Pain Reliever of Choice 5Health News:Topical BioMedics Partners with 555 Fitness: Topricin® Designated as the Nonprofit’s Natural Pain Reliever of Choice 6Health News:Harbor Village Urges South Florida Residents to Abstain from the Use of E Cigarettes 2Health News:Harbor Village Urges South Florida Residents to Abstain from the Use of E Cigarettes 3Health News:San Fernando Valley Dermatology Office, Castle Dermatology Institute, is Now Offering a Promotional Price on Ultherapy 2Health News:Say I Do To Surgery: Bridal Beauty On The Rise According to New Survey 2Health News:Say I Do To Surgery: Bridal Beauty On The Rise According to New Survey 3Health News:July is UV Awareness Month: Learn Top Tips from a Prominent Dermatologist this National UV Awareness Month 2Health News:July is UV Awareness Month: Learn Top Tips from a Prominent Dermatologist this National UV Awareness Month 3
... advance for the treatment of breast cancer, researchers have ... when standard chemotherapy is combined with a drug //that ... ,In a multicenter clinical trial reported in the ... women with locally advanced breast cancer were given an ...
... has declared on Thursday that it would exempt the millions ... them to give proof of their citizenship// by showing passports, ... mainly seen as an attempt to pre-empt a ruling by ... on Friday on a lawsuit challenging the new law which ...
... According to the National Strategic Plan there are six new ... ,Dr Chua Soi Lek the health minister of Malaysia ... Cabinet on April 12, would be enforced under the ... strengthen aspects of leadership, commitment and collaboration in fighting AIDS ...
... Read this story at your own risk, of losing sleep ... a team from the University of Chicago study has discovered ... ethnic groups. , ,Diane Lauderdale, the school’s professor of ... they are -- and less than most people think is ...
... campaign has been launched yesterday for the betterment of ... arthritis in the midst of a growing concern about ... in Scotland. ,Charities, the National Rheumatoid Arthritis ... authorities to ensure that the funds available to access ...
... quantity of spurious drugs and arrested one person in this ... life-saving medicines//. ,Acting on a tip-off, a police ... the spurious medicines. The owner of the store was arrested, ... medicines, whose genuine versions would have been worth Rs 15 ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Significant Advance in Treatment of Breast Cancer Reported 2Health News:Bush Administration to Exempt Medicaid Recipients on Proof of Citizenship 2Health News:Campaign For Arthritis Awareness Launched In Scotland 2
(Date:7/29/2015)...  Medical Care Alert, a leading national provider of ... of its new HOME & AWAY ELITE mobile ... or on the hip, the small two-ounce pendant can ... USA using the AT&T Wireless network. The ... mobile and automatic fall detection medical alert systems. ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... 2015 In der klinischen Studie ... tägliche Einnahme des L. reuteri ... und die Darmproduktion von Proteinfaktoren verändert, die ... tägliche Einnahme von Nutraceutix, L. reuteri ... der patentierten Verabreichungstechnologie BIO- tract ®, die ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... Commenting on GSK,s Q2 performance, the first ... reveals sales rose during the period and that ... Ahead of a November R&D update day he reiterates ... interview and transcript are available now on http://video.merchantcantos.com ... webcasts with senior company executives. If you would like ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Medical Care Alert Pendant Combines GPS, Cellular Voice, and Automatic Fall Detection 2New Medical Care Alert Pendant Combines GPS, Cellular Voice, and Automatic Fall Detection 3New Medical Care Alert Pendant Combines GPS, Cellular Voice, and Automatic Fall Detection 4Klinischer Nachweis erbracht, dass L. reuteri Probiotikum von Nutraceutix den Darm-Insulinmetabolismus moduliert 2
... China , May 14 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One ... ), a leading,fully integrated pharmaceutical company in the People,s Republic ... the Company,s Chairman and,Chief Executive Officer, received the award for "Leadership ... , , , ...
... Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: HRC ) invites you to listen ... Hill-Rom.  He will be speaking at the Citi Health Care Conference in ... 10:30 a.m. EDT .     , ... You are invited to listen to the live presentation via the internet link ...
Cached Medicine Technology:China Sky One Medical's CEO Receives Award For "Leadership Excellence In Innovation" 2China Sky One Medical's CEO Receives Award For "Leadership Excellence In Innovation" 3Hill-Rom to Present at the Citi 2010 Global Health Care Conference 2
... autoimmune testing feature single-well ANA screen and ... reflex tests including dsDNA, and 6 individual ... (La), Scl-70 and Jo-1. In addition, our ... of products for Cardiolipins (IgA, IgG, IgM), ...
... Our ELISA products for autoimmune testing feature ... as well as specific reflex tests including ... Sm/RNP, SS-A (Ro), SS-B (La), Scl-70 and ... includes a full line of products for ...
... Professional Diagnostics is a leading provider of ... DFA test menu that includes kits for ... well as miscellaneous conjugates and components. Our ... wide assortment of substrates and kit sizes ...
... Diagnostics is a leading provider of immunofluorescence ... test menu that includes kits for autoimmune ... as miscellaneous conjugates and components. Our Impact ... assortment of substrates and kit sizes to ...
Medicine Products: