Presentation Title

F-3 Body mass, BMI and body composition of teens in Berrien Springs public and Adventists schools

Presenter Status

MS Student, Department of Nutrition

Second Presenter Status

Department of Nutrition

Location

Buller Room 251

Start Date

8-11-2012 5:24 PM

End Date

8-11-2012 5:36 PM

Presentation Abstract

It is observed that the changing dietary patterns of American families and the growing number of convenient food products available both in frozen sections of groceries and fast food centers greatly influence what children and teens eat. Fast food consumption leads to increased energy intake especially among overweight teens compared to their lean counterparts. Since overweight/obesity and early occurrence of puberty have implications in future (adult) health of adolescents, we have explored body mass, BMI and body composition of teens in Berrien Springs public and Adventists schools.

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F-3 Body mass, BMI and body composition of teens in Berrien Springs public and Adventists schools

Buller Room 251

It is observed that the changing dietary patterns of American families and the growing number of convenient food products available both in frozen sections of groceries and fast food centers greatly influence what children and teens eat. Fast food consumption leads to increased energy intake especially among overweight teens compared to their lean counterparts. Since overweight/obesity and early occurrence of puberty have implications in future (adult) health of adolescents, we have explored body mass, BMI and body composition of teens in Berrien Springs public and Adventists schools.