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U.S. Teens and the Nutrient Contribution and Differences of Their Selected Meal Patterns

Citation

Siega-Riz, Anna Maria; Cavadini, Claude; & Popkin, Barry M. (2001). U.S. Teens and the Nutrient Contribution and Differences of Their Selected Meal Patterns. Family Economics and Nutrition Review, 13(1), 15-26.

Abstract

We examined the nutrient contribution of foods consumed at breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and snacks, as well as the types of foods consumed on those occasions, by adolescents (n=1,310) participating in the 1989-91 Continuing Survey of Food Intakes by Individuals. Descriptive statistics were generated, using weights and taking into account sample design effects, to examine the consistency of their meal patterns: Consistent, moderately consistent, and inconsistent. Results showed that for individuals with an inconsistent meal pattern, dinner provided half of the day’s energy and total snacks provided over one-fifth, an equivalent

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https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/archived_projects/FENRV13N1.pdf

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Family Economics and Nutrition Review

Author(s)

Siega-Riz, Anna Maria
Cavadini, Claude
Popkin, Barry M.

Year Published

2001

Volume Number

13

Issue Number

1

Pages

15-26

Reference ID

1942