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Classroom "cupcake" celebrations: observations of foods offered and consumed.
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PMID:  22032916     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To describe food and beverage types offered and consumed during classroom celebrations at an elementary school in a low-income, urban community. In addition, to report student intake of fresh fruit provided alongside other party foods.
METHODS: Observations held during 4 classroom celebrations. Food and beverage items were measured and counted before and after each celebration. Consumption data were recorded in aggregate for the entire classroom and later adjusted to mean intake per student.
RESULTS: Majority of items offered were low-nutrient, energy-dense foods. Mean caloric intake during celebrations ranged from 259 to 455 cal. Fruit provided during 2 of the 4 classroom celebrations resulted in a mean intake of 1 full serving per student.
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: Caloric intake from low-nutrient, energy-dense foods and beverages offered during classroom celebrations contributed 20% or more of daily caloric needs. However, fresh fruit may be a reasonable addition to the party food table.
Kathy K Isoldi; Sharron Dalton; Desiree P Rodriguez; Marion Nestle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2011-10-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nutrition education and behavior     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1878-2620     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nutr Educ Behav     Publication Date:    2012 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-16     Completed Date:  2012-05-10     Revised Date:  2013-01-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101132622     Medline TA:  J Nutr Educ Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  71-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Nutrition, C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, Brookville, NY 11548, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Child, Preschool
Energy Intake
Food Habits / psychology*
Holidays / psychology*
Urban Population

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