4106.0 Children's Dietary Patterns

Tuesday, November 1, 2011: 10:30 AM
To address the childhood obesity crisis and under-nutrition in the United States, it is important to identify those children most likely to experience a poor diet and understand the environmental and social pressures leading them to a poor diet. This session will present differences in child diet patterns using the Health Eating Index; link consumption to food exposure, preferences and availability; identify which groups of children are most likely to experience hunger over the weekend, and profile children's food shopping behaviors.
Session Objectives: 1. Compare the diet quality of children 2-17 years by age, gender, ethnicity, and family income. 2. Evaluate relations between child-reported preferences and parent-reported availability of food items with food intake and adherence to U.S. dietary guidelines in a sample of youth diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. 3. Describe the prevalence of, and risk factors for, low energy intake on the weekend among U.S. school children. 4. Describe youth's shopping patterns at convenience stores.

10:30 AM
Diet quality of children 2-17 years, as measured by the Healthy Eating Index-2005, differs by age, gender, race/ethnicity, and family income
Kellie M. O'Connell, PhD, RD, Patricia M. Guenther, PhD, RD, Hazel A.B. Hiza, PhD, RD and Carole A. Davis, MS
10:48 AM
Relations between child-reported food exposure and preferences, and parent-reported food availability to child dietary intake and quality
Leah Lipsky, PhD, MHS, Tonja Nansel, Denise L. Haynie, PhD, MPH, Sanjeev Mehta, MD, MPH and Lori Laffel, MD, MPH
11:42 AM
Qualitative analysis of youth's corner store shopping behaviors
Tara Alexis McCoy, MEd, Gabrielle M. Grode, MPH, Stephanie S. Vander Veur, MPH, Alexis Wojtanowski, BA, Gary D. Foster, PhD, Brianna Almaguer Sandoval, MSSP and Sandra Sherman, EdD

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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