Environmental Influences on Dietary Intake of Children and Adolescents

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August 2020
308 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03936-533-3 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-03936-534-0 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Environmental Influences on Dietary Intake of Children and Adolescents that was published in

Medicine & Pharmacology
Public Health & Healthcare

Childhood is a crucial period for establishing lifelong healthy nutritional habits. The environment has an important influence on children’s dietary intake. This book focuses on the influence of environmental factors on the dietary intake of children and adolescents (0–18 years of age) within various settings including home, early care and education, school, college, holiday clubs, neighborhoods, and supermarkets. The reported studies examine a variety of factors within these settings, including the influence of cooking and parenting, teacher style, resources and barriers within various settings, marketing, and many other factors. The dietary intake behaviors examined include snacking, fruit and vegetable intake, beverage intake, and also nutrition in general. In addition, several papers focus on problems caused by inadequate nutrition, such as hunger and obesity. This work underlines the importance of the environment in influencing children’s and adolescents’ dietary intake. In addition, the papers identified some crucial barriers and facilitators for the implementation of environmental changes to enable a healthy diet for young children. Therefore, it provides some important directions for both future research and practice.

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institutional economics; MACTOR model; nutrition policy; prevention; semi-quantitative methods; strategic analysis; barriers; college; diet quality; facilitators; qualitative research; cooking; learning; mothers; children; adolescents; obesity; qualitative; environmental influences; child; food poverty; food insecurity; holiday hunger; intervention; evaluation; childcare; dietary intake; children; environmental influences; manager; children; adolescents; schools; food environment; health inequalities; socioeconomic status; spatial exposure; Spain; preschool-aged children; kindergarten; day care center; catering; food consumption; dietary intake; Children; nutrition; food marketing; food packaging; power; Canada; time trends; policy; intervention effects; microsystems; nutrition; parenting practices; physical activity; school health promotion; family; parents; health; nutrition; children; Physical Education; teacher; motivation; healthy habits; structural dimensions; home cooking; meal preparation; obesity; children; parenting; Child Care; Early Care and Education; Gardens; Produce; adolescent; reward sensitivity; parents; nutrition; environment; snacks; sugar-sweetened beverages; adolescence; mediterranean diet; physical activity; physical education; resilience; motivation; food advertising; adolescents; public health; sugary drinks; policy; obesity; child obesity; snacking; preschool children; nutrition; parents; feeding practices; Europe; nutrition; adolescent; breakfast; school; school food environment; dietary behavior; food purchasing; adolescents; maternal monitoring; perceived relationship support; n/a

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