Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A study of childhood eating habits in the United States and their association with race and gender
by Adams, Samuel, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 43; 1523031
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of the study was to obtain a better understanding of childhood eating habits and their association with race and gender. With this understanding, a sustainable intervention program that includes proper nutrition will help resolve the obesity issue that is affecting families throughout the nation.

The study collected the nutritional data on a total of 8,945 children that were surveyed by California Health Interview Survey (CHIS). The children varied in race, sex, family income, and education. The age range was 6 to 12.

The sources analyzed indicate that childhood obesity is increasing in alarming numbers throughout the United States. And that it can be directly attributed to nutrition and lack of physical exercise.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reynolds, Grace, Sinay, Tony
Commitee: Erlyana, Erlyana, Reynolds, Grace, Sinay, Tony
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Health Care Administration
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Nutrition, Ethnic studies, Health care management
Keywords: Childhood eating, Gender, Race
Publication Number: 1523031
ISBN: 978-1-303-20204-9
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