Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Snacking in Youth Sports
by Yoshinaga, Allyson M., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, 56; 10785139
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to evaluate factors that influence parents in selecting post-workout team snacks for children playing in an organized basketball program. Additionally, this study investigated parental perception of the current snack environment and explored how parents define “healthy snack.” Parents of children participating in the Orange Coast Optimist’s youth basketball organization were eligible to participate. A survey containing closed and open-ended questions was created to answer research questions. Parents were recruited on site the day of their child’s practice. A total of 99 survey responses were obtained. Commonly identified drivers for snack selectin included: health, convenience, child’s snack preference, and cost. A majority of parents did not wish to see changes made to current team snacks. Parents often stated fruit was an acceptable snack, whereas snacks high in added sugar and/or contained common allergens should never be given.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Gray, Virginia
Commitee: Barrack, Michelle, Blaine, Rachel
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Family and Consumer Sciences
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 57/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Sports Management, Nutrition
Keywords: Child athlete, Nutrition, Parental perception, Snacking, Youth basketball, Youth sports
Publication Number: 10785139
ISBN: 9780438082359
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