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Beverage consumption in low income, "milk-friendly" families.
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PMID:  19515273     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: Beverage consumption by poor, lone mother-led, "milk-friendly" families living in Atlantic Canada was characterized over a one-month income cycle. METHODS: Beverage intake and food security status were assessed weekly, using a 24-hour dietary recall and the Cornell-Radimer food insecurity questionnaire. Families were classified as "milk friendly" if total consumption of milk was 720 mL on a single day during the month. Beverage intake was assessed using t-tests, analysis of variance (ANOVA), repeated measures ANOVA with post hoc comparisons, and chi-square analysis. RESULTS: Milk consumption by milk-friendly families (76; total sample, 129) was highest at the time of the month when they had the most money to spend. During all time intervals, mothers consumed the least amount of milk and children aged one to three years consumed the most. Mothers consumed carbonated beverages disproportionately, while children of all ages consumed more fruit juice/drink. Mothers' coffee consumption was profoundly increased when either they or their children were hungry. CONCLUSIONS: The quality of beverage intake by members of low-income households fluctuates in accordance with financial resources available to purchase foods. Mothers' beverage intake is compromised by the degree of food insecurity the family experiences.
N Theresa Glanville; Lynn McIntyre
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of dietetic practice and research : a publication of Dietitians of Canada = Revue canadienne de la pratique et de la recherche en diététique : une publication des Diététistes du Canada     Volume:  70     ISSN:  1486-3847     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Diet Pract Res     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-11     Completed Date:  2009-08-13     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9811151     Medline TA:  Can J Diet Pract Res     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  95-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Applied Human Nutrition, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Analysis of Variance
Beverages / economics,  statistics & numerical data*
Chi-Square Distribution
Child Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Child, Preschool
Family Characteristics
Food Supply
Mental Recall
Milk / economics,  statistics & numerical data*

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