Food Patterns that Promote Childhood Obesity

March 29, 2011 at 2:10 pm Leave a comment

According to the American Dietetic Association (ADA), the following foods, nutrients and eating behaviors are positively associated with childhood overweight: calorically sweetened beverages, including soft drinks; fruit juice when consumed in large quantities; skipping breakfast; consuming food away from home, particularly at fast food restaurants, and especially among adolescents– increased portion sizes; and a low intake of fruits and vegetables. Frequency of family meals was associated with better overall dietary quality in teenagers.

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