|Project: Diet Patterns, Nutrients and Development of Adolescent Obesity
|Award Year: 2000
|Amount of award, fiscal 2000: $150,000.00
|Institution: Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women's Hospital
|Principal Investigator: Graham Colditz
|Detailed Objective: This project analyzes 1996-2000 data from a longitudinal survey containing
annual assessments of diet, activity, weight control practices, and height and
weight of adolescents. The project will describe dietary patterns, diet quality,
and obesity development.
The project will analyze data from a longitudinal survey of nearly 17,000 adolescents,
now 14-18 years old, who have been tracked since 1996 with annual assessment
of diet, activity, weight control practices, and height and weight. The data
from 1996-2000 will be used to describe changes in dietary patterns and diet
quality during adolescence and the association of those changes with overall
diet quality and the development of obesity. Specific aspects of diet quality
that will be examined include: (1) intake of calories from fat, soft drinks,
and other sources of added sugar; (2) breakfast consumption; and (3) a glycemic
index based on intake of saturated fat and low-fat foods, added sugar, and fiber.
Results will be useful for the design of obesity prevention programs for children
|Topic: Child Nutrition, Dietary Intake and Quality, Obesity
Berkey, C., H. Rockett, A. Field, M. Gillman, and G. Colditz. "Sugar-Added Beverages and Adolescent Weight Change," Obesity Research, Vol. 12, No. 5, May 2004.
Feskanich, D., H. Rockett, and G. Colditz. "Modifying the Healthy Eating Index to Assess Diet Quality in Children and Adolescents," Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Vol. 104, No. 9, September 2004.