ERIC Number: ED563890
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Caloric Intake from Fast Food among Children and Adolescents in the United States, 2011-2012. NCHS Data Brief. Number 213
Vikraman, Sundeep; Fryar, Cheryl D.; Ogden, Cynthia L.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Consumption of fast food has been linked to weight gain in adults. Fast food has also been associated with higher caloric intake and poorer diet quality in children and adolescents. From 1994 through 2006, caloric intake from fast food increased from 10% to 13% among children aged 2-18 years. This report presents the most recent data on the percentage of calories consumed from fast food among U.S. children by sex, age group, race and Hispanic origin, poverty status, and weight status.
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Nutrition, Child Health, Adolescents, Gender Differences, Age Differences, Racial Differences, Racial Distribution, Socioeconomic Status, Body Weight, National Surveys, Definitions, Food Standards
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333. Tel: 800-311-3435; Tel: 404-639-3311; Web site: http://www.cdc.gov
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS/PHS)