Presentation Title

P-38 Intake of convenience foods by teens in Berrien Springs public and Adventist schools

Presenter Status

MS Student, Department of Nutrition

Second Presenter Status

Department of Nutrition

Location

Buller Hallway

Start Date

8-11-2012 3:00 PM

End Date

8-11-2012 5:00 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. Exposure to fast foods and other convenience foods is associated with intake of meat products and increased intake of sodium and fats among white and blackgirls. Previous studies on Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) and non-SDA schoolchildren showed that differences in eating patterns among schoolchildren showed tendencies for those who ate significantly more plant-based foods and less animal proteins to have lower BMI. We have explored the intake of convenience foods in Berrien Springs public and Seventh-day Adventist schools.

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P-38 Intake of convenience foods by teens in Berrien Springs public and Adventist schools

Buller Hallway

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. Exposure to fast foods and other convenience foods is associated with intake of meat products and increased intake of sodium and fats among white and blackgirls. Previous studies on Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) and non-SDA schoolchildren showed that differences in eating patterns among schoolchildren showed tendencies for those who ate significantly more plant-based foods and less animal proteins to have lower BMI. We have explored the intake of convenience foods in Berrien Springs public and Seventh-day Adventist schools.