Navigation Links
The trident of unhealthy teen choices is early Lunch, Soft Drink Machine Income and Parents who relent

According to Penn State researchers new reasons and factors responsible for unhealthy food habits of teens are early lunch, school income from soft drink incentives, and parents who bring fast food to the cafeteria for their kids. //

"This new information may be useful to school wellness councils as they work toward developing wellness policies as mandated by the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 as well as structuring school environments to promote more healthful food choices by students," was how Dr. Claudia Probart, associate professor of nutritional sciences who led the study said.

The February issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association has the detailed version in a paper titled “Factors Associated With The Offering and Sale of Competitive Foods and School Lunch Participation.”

The spear headers of the study are Probart; Elaine McDonnell, project coordinator; Dr. Terryl Hartman, associate professor of nutritional sciences; J. Elaine Weirich, project coordinator; and Lisa Bailey-Davis, director of operations, Pennsylvania Advocates for Nutrition and Activity, Penn State Harrisburg.

The study method employed was a survey that was sent to 271 of the public high schools in Pennsylvania and received 84 percent response.

Twenty-five percent of the foodservice directors reported that lunch periods are scheduled before 10:30 a.m. and this was found to predicted higher a la carte sales. A la Carte foods are those sold in addition to the federally-regulated meal program. These foods are primarily unregulated and may be of lower nutritional value.

"Students who have early lunch periods may purchase a la carte items to eat later in the day when they are likely to become hungry because they have eaten an early lunch. This seems to be a new finding and suggests that timing issues may be important considerations in encouraging the purchase of more nutritious food options," was how they explained the phenomenon.

The number of wending machines by cold drink companies was also a major cause. Income from soft drink incentives also appears to play a role in the nutrition environment, the study found. When there were more vending machines, there tended to be less participation in the hot lunch program.

Another factor affecting the school nutrition environment was parents and students getting fast food in the café which meant less of school meal programme. A major policy which stops and discourages this practice would help.

Putting it in the words of Probart, "It's important to pay attention to all of the factors facing students - not just whether federally-regulated meals are available -- in order to make it easy and desirable for kids to make healthy choices."

'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Stringent budget for 2006/2007 portends unhealthy trends for HIV/AIDS patients.
2. Gene linked to early puberty in girls
3. Cancer drugs in development nearly doubled since 1995
4. Nearly all asthma deaths preventable
5. Ductal lavage may detect early breast cancer
6. Doctors advice early anemia tests
7. Heart disease threat starts early in life for Diabetics
8. Heart disease starts early
9. Cardiac diseases develop early
10. Rubella nearly wiped out
11. Schizophrenia detected early
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/27/2017)... , ... March 27, 2017 , ... ... today announced it will co-exhibit with technology partners LG Business Solutions at ... Marriott Metro Center in Washington D.C., will provide education and examination into the ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... 2017 , ... M&S Technologies, the first name in computerized ... System® 20/20. CE Certification builds upon M&S's long-standing commitment to products and software ... ISO and proven test methods used in the field of Vision Care. Smart ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... Osteitis pubis may be ... groin injury, it occurs when the muscles around the pelvis become inflamed. Over ... the lower torso, as well as accompanying tenderness and weakness. Without proper intervention, ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 27, 2017 , ... ... epigenetic research products enables researchers to pursue the recent RNA methylation “gold rush” ... . In light of the newfound characteristics of N6-methyladenosine, or m6A , ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... ... Schloz is still in shock after receiving a $2,500 Academic Award from California Casualty ... said. , She thinks the coming week is going to be a very joyful for ... help my students.” , The award will allow the 4th grade teacher at Tumwater Hill ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/27/2017)... March 27, 2017 Summary ... understand Bayer and its partnering interests and activities since 2010. ... provides an in-depth insight into the partnering activity of one ... demand company reports are prepared upon purchase to ensure inclusion ... The report will be delivered in PDF format ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... , March 27, 2017  Cryoport, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... it intends to offer shares of common stock in ... statement on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission ... other conditions, and there can be no assurance as ... or as to the actual size or terms of ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... new survey from the American Association of ... (CBP) significantly reduced beneficiary choice and access to commonly ... beneficiaries to switch to unfamiliar or unsuitable testing systems, ... AADE,s survey is the latest in a continuous round ... inherent problems with the CBP. Last year, a National ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: