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.
|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|
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