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.

Replace the fast food and humongous portions with fresh fruit and vegetables


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