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Dietary Digital Diaries: Documenting Adolescents' Obesogenic Environment.
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PMID:  23180882     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Obesogenic built environments may contribute to excessive eating and obesity. Twenty-three 12- to 17-year-old low-income African American adolescents created digital diaries by photographing their lunchtime food environment in a summer academic program. Digitally depicted foods were classified as appearing on the platescape (student's or others' plate) or the tablescape (food buffet). Height, weight, BMI percentile, and waist-to-hip ratio were calculated at baseline and week 4. Adolescents digitally depicted high caloric, high fat foods on the platescape and tablescape, particularly adolescents with a higher waist-to-hip ratio. Weight gain during the 4-week program was significantly predicted by the number of calories and the amount of fat content depicted on the student's plates. Digital diaries, then, can document adolescents' perspectives of their food environments that promote their overconsumption of high caloric and high fat foods that contribute to weight gain and put them at risk for obesity.
Authors:
Amanda E Staiano; Christina M Baker; Sandra L Calvert
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environment and behavior     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0013-9165     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ Behav     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0333501     Medline TA:  Environ Behav     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  695-712     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
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