Neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES) is positively associated with fruit and vegetable intake. Neighborhood SES partially explains black-white intake disparity and is differentially associated with white, black, and Mexican American intake.
Examines the concept that eating is an automatic behavior, as opposed to one that humans can self-regulate, and suggests that the focus of controlling obesity should be less on nutrition education and more on shaping the food environment.
This research brief summarizes a study suggesting that though lack of will power is blamed for failure to maintain a diet, the more likely culprit is automatic responses to cues to eat and the availability of cheap, convenient, high-calorie foods.
The European Commission is currently preparing a revision of the European horizontal food labelling legislation and commissioned RAND Europe to conduct an assessment of the economic, social and environmental impacts of different policy options.
The European Commission (EC) is currently considering a revision of its food nutrition labelling legislation. An assessment of the proposed policy alternatives addresses their potential economic, social and environmental impact.
Taller people have been increasing their body mass indexes during the past 40 years at a faster rate than shorter people. Constraints on weight gain for taller people that existed in a more calorie-constrained environment may have been eliminated.
Finds that 26% of children who have access to soft drinks at school consume them. Those who consume more soft drinks at school, such as low-income and black non-Hispanic children, are more likely to consume more soft drinks overall.
The good health habits of adolescent Asian immigrants improve with each generation born in the United States, but health habits among adolescent Latino immigrants generally remain poor or become worse in succeeding generations.