CDC - SEPT 2015 - Caloric Intake From Fast Food Among Children and Adolescents in the United States, 2011–2012. Number 213, September 2015 PDF Version Sundeep Vikraman, M.D., M.P.H.; Cheryl D.
Fryar, M.S.P.H.; and Cynthia L. Ogden, Ph.D. Key findings Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey In 2011–2012, just over one-third of children and adolescents consumed fast food on a given day. Consumption of fast food has been linked to weight gain in adults (1). Keywords: pediatric, diet, calories, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey What percentage of children and adolescents consumed fast food on a given day?
In 2011–2012, 34.3% of all children and adolescents aged 2–19 consumed fast food on a given day (Figure 1). Figure 1. 1Individual percentages do not add to 34.3 due to rounding. Did the percentage of calories consumed from fast food differ by sex or age? In 2011–2012, children and adolescents aged 2–19 consumed on average 12.4% of their daily calories from fast food, and there was no significant difference between boys and girls overall or in any age group (Figure 2). USDA 18/05/15 New Training Tracker Tool Now Available to School Nutrition Professionals. The ‘Enter Training Information’ page of the Professional Standards Tracking Tool provides training information for a school or school district’s employees.
(Click to enlarge) As a former school nutrition director, I can tell you that school nutrition professionals are dedicated to serving nutritious meals to their students and committed to making the new meal patterns work. Established by the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, the new standards require schools to prepare healthier meals for the nearly 31 million children who rely on them each and every school day. At USDA, we understand school nutrition professionals are on the front lines every day as we all work together to improve nutrition and reduce obesity in our nation’s children….and we’re glad we have them in our corner! In March, USDA announced the final rule to establish national professional standards and training requirements for school nutrition personnel who manage and operate our meal programs.
ERS USDA 04/05/15 Poorest U.S. households spent 36 percent of their income on food in 2013. ERS USDA 06/10/14 ERS’s Food Consumption and Nutrient Intake Data—Tools for Assessing Americans’ Diets. Statistic: Food Choices & Health Every 5 years since 1980, USDA and the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services publish the Dietary Guidelines for Americans—the U.S. Government’s official recommendations for healthful eating. FEDERAL REGISTER 28/06/13 RULE - National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program: Nutrition Standards for All Foods S. FEDERAL REGISTER 01/07/13 RULES - Certification of Compliance With Meal Requirements for the National School Lunch Program Under.
FEDERAL REGISTER 01/07/13 RULES - Certification of Compliance With Meal Requirements for the National School Lunch Program Under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010; Approval of Information Collection Request – guatemalt
LETSMOVE_GOV 22/05/13 Nationwide Access to Quality and Affordable Fruits and Vegetables. By partnering with local vendors to buy fruits, vegetables, and other nutritious ingredients, the Vermont Works for Women FRESH Food Program has served more than 68,000 kids in early care and education centers meals that not only meet, but exceed USDA nutritional standards.
This is just one example of efforts taking place across the country to increase access to fruits and vegetables. It’s well-known that eating fruits and vegetables promotes good health. It fuels the body with important nutrients, may reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and may help maintain a healthy weight.
The question is—how many people have access to quality and affordable fruits and vegetables nationwide? A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State Indicator Report on Fruits and Vegetables, 2013, sheds light on the steps states and communities are taking to make it easier for everyone to access fruits and vegetables in their communities, schools and child care. AMERICAN FROZEN FOOD INSTITUTE 15/05/13 AFFI Commends House Agriculture Committee for Expanding School Fruit and Vegetable Progr.
CDC 14/03/13 A Qualitative Study of Perceived Barriers to Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among Low-Income Populations, North Ca.
CDC 14/03/13 A Qualitative Study of Perceived Barriers to Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Among Low-Income Populations, North Carolina, 2011 – guatemalt
ERS USDA 16/10/14 Chart: Calorie availability and importance of food in household spending are inversely related. Nutrition.gov.