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Food consumption among preschoolers. Does the school make a difference?
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PMID:  18514366     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Few preschool children have a diet in line with nutrition recommendations. The school food policy is one of the factors that can influence children's eating habits. Multilevel regression analyses were carried out to test the potential influence of a school's food policy (N=50) on the children's (N=1678; ages 2.5-6.5 year) consumption of fresh fruit, snacks, water, fruit juice, milk, sugared milk drinks and sugared soft drinks. Between-school variation remained significant after controlling for individual level characteristics for fruit juice, sugared milk drinks and fruit. Significant school level variables were availability of sugared milk drinks and having food rules in the school policy.
Carine Vereecken; Inge Huybrechts; Lea Maes; Stefaan De Henauw
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-04-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Appetite     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0195-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Appetite     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-05     Completed Date:  2009-01-23     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006808     Medline TA:  Appetite     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  723-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Public Health, Ghent University, University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, Ghent, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Child Nutritional Physiological Phenomena / physiology*
Child, Preschool
Food Habits*
Food Services / standards*
Food Supply / standards*
Nutrition Policy*
Nutrition Surveys
Nutritive Value

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