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Food and Nutrition Assistance Research Database

Project: Eating Patterns, Diet Quality, and Obesity
Award Year: 2000
Amount of award, fiscal 2000: $220,000.00
Institution: Baylor College of Medicine
Principal Investigator: Theresa Nicklas
Status: Completed
Detailed Objective: This project identifies eating patterns associated with diet quality and obesity in children and young adults from a biracial population, using the Bogalusa Heart Study database. The project will also identify strategies for changing eating patterns and improving diet quality.

The project will use the Bogalusa Heart Study database to identify eating pattern "typologies" associated with diet quality and obesity in 1,243 children and 1,840 young adults from a biracial population, using cross-sectional and longitudinal approaches. It will identify eating pattern "typologies" by gender and ethnicity; determine the association between eating patterns (e.g., restaurant meals, beverage consumption, portion sizes), diet quality, and obesity among children over a 21-year period; identify predictive eating patterns associated with diet quality and obesity; determine age-related differences in eating patterns and diet quality associated with obesity; and identify specific strategies for changing targeted eating patterns and improving diet quality.

Topic: Child Nutrition, Dietary Intake and Quality, Obesity
Output:
Nicklas, T., D. Demory-Luce, S. Yang, T. Baranowski, I. Zakeri, and G. Berenson. "Children's Food Consumption Patterns Have Changed Over Two Decades (1973-1994): The Bogalusa Heart Study," Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Vol. 104, No. 7, July 2004.
Nicklas, T., M. Morales, A. Linares, S. Yang, T. Baranowski, A. de Moor, and G. Berenson. "Children's Meal Patterns Have Changed Over a 21-Year Period: The Bogalusa Heart Study," Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Vol. 104, No. 5, May 2004.
Nicklas, T., S. Yang, T. Baranowski, I. Zakeri, and G. Berenson. "Eating Patterns and Obesity in Children: The Bogalusa Heart Study," American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Vol. 25, No. 1, July 2003.
Nicklas, T., T. Baranowski, K. Cullen, and G. Berenson. "Eating Patterns, Dietary Quality and Obesity," Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Vol. 20, No. 6, December 2001.

Last updated: Monday, August 18, 2014

For more information contact: Victor Oliveira

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