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Executive cognitive function and food intake in children.
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PMID:  20719568     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The current study investigated relations among neurocognitive skills important for behavioral regulation, and the intake of fruit, vegetables, and snack food in children.
DESIGN: Participants completed surveys at a single time point.
SETTING: Assessments took place during school.
PARTICIPANTS: Participants were 107 fourth-grade children from a large US city. Ninety-one percent were Latino, and 4% were African-American, which represented school ethnic distribution.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Independent variable included was self-reported executive cognitive function (ECF). Dependent variables included self-reported fruit, vegetable, and snack food intake.
ANALYSES: Primary analyses general linear regression models covarying for appropriate demographic variables.
RESULTS: Analyses demonstrated that ECF proficiency was negatively related to snack food intake, but was not significantly related to fruit and vegetable intake.
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: Since ECF is correlated with snack food intake, future studies may consider assessing the potential of enhancing ECF in health promotion interventions.
Nathaniel R Riggs; Donna Spruijt-Metz; Kari-Lyn Sakuma; Chih-Ping Chou; Mary Ann Pentz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nutrition education and behavior     Volume:  42     ISSN:  1878-2620     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nutr Educ Behav     Publication Date:    2010 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-12     Completed Date:  2011-03-16     Revised Date:  2014-09-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101132622     Medline TA:  J Nutr Educ Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  398-403     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Society for Nutrition Education. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
African Americans
Child Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Diet Surveys*
Ethnic Groups
Executive Function*
Follow-Up Studies
Linear Models
Obesity / prevention & control
Pilot Projects
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