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ERIC Number: EJ1045928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1068-6177
Breakfast Blitz: An Innovative Nutrition Education Program
Towery, Pamela C.; Nix, Elizabeth S.; Norman, Bilinda
Dimensions of Early Childhood, v42 n3 p24-29 2014
Childhood overweight and obesity are major problems in the United States, with important consequences for our nation's health and economy. Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day, yet children, adolescents, and adults skip breakfast on a routine basis. This habit of breakfast skipping is related to weight gain, higher body mass index, and obesity. Research has shown that children who eat breakfast perform better, exhibit more energy, and demonstrate improved behavior and attentiveness. Practical interventions, such as nutrition education, dietary counseling, parenting skills, and behavior strategies are recommended to improve the diets of young children in an effort to prevent obesity. This article describes an innovative nutrition education program called "Breakfast Blitz," to promote healthy eating through good nutrition. This program targeted families with young children in an effort to improve weight status and the quality of the household diet, particularly at the morning meal, thereby reducing the risk for major chronic disease.
Southern Early Childhood Association. P.O. Box 55930, Little Rock, AR 72215. Tel: 800-305-7322; Fax: 501-227-5297; e-mail: info@southernearlychildhood.org; Web site: http://www.southernearlychildhood.org/publications.php
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A