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Title How food away from home affects children's diet quality [electronic resource] / Lisa Mancino ... [et al.].

Imprint [Washington, D.C.] : United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, [2010]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Fed Docs - Online Documents  A 93.73:104    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (iv, 26 p.)
Series Economic research report ; no. 104
Economic research report (United States. Department of Agriculture. Economic Research Service) ; no. 104.
Note Title from title caption (viewed on November 5, 2010).
"A report from the Economic Research Service."
"October 2010."
Contents Summary -- Introd. -- Previous research on food away from home -- School meals and other food obtained at school -- Caloric sweetened beverages -- Data and sample -- Estimation approach - Effects of FAFH, FFS, and CSB on diet quality -- Discussion and policy implications -- References.
Summary Based on 2 days of dietary data and panel data methods, this study includes estimates of how each child's consumption of food away from home, food from school (which includes all foods available for purchase at schools, not only those offered as part of USDA reimbursable meals), and caloric sweetened beverages affects that child's diet quality and calorie consumption. Compared with meals and snacks prepared at home, food prepared away from home increases caloric intake of children, especially older children. Each food-away-from-home meal adds 108 more calories to daily total intake among children ages 13-18 than a snack or meal from home; all food from school is estimated to add 145 more calories. Both food away from home and all food from school also lower the daily diet quality of older children (as measured by the 2005 Healthy Eating Index). Among younger children, who are more likely than older children to eat a USDA school meal and face a more healthful school food environment, the effect of food from school on caloric intake and diet quality does not differ significantly from that of food from home.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 22-26).
Subject Children -- Nutrition -- United States.
Children -- Health and hygiene -- United States.
Diet -- Quality -- Health aspects -- United States.
Food habits -- Health aspects -- United States.
Food -- Caloric content -- Health aspects -- United States.
Food -- Sugar content -- Health aspects -- United States.
Soft drinks -- Health aspects -- United States.
Fast Foods -- standards -- Child -- United States -- Statistics.
Nutrition Assessment -- Child -- United States -- Statistics.
Added Author Mancino, Lisa.
United States. Department of Agriculture. Economic Research Service.
Gpo Item No. 0042-V (online)
Sudoc No. A 93.73:104

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