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Nutrition provided to Mexican-American preschool children on the Texas-Mexico border.
J Am Diet Assoc. 2007 Feb; 107(2):311-5.JA

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess whether nutrients offered to border Mexican-American preschool children met the Recommended Dietary Allowances. Nutrient contents of two dietary patterns were examined in this study, one composed exclusively of home foods and one containing a combination of both home and school foods. The sample consisted of 198 Mexican-American preschoolers living on the Texas-Mexico border, who were recruited using a convenience sampling technique. A self-administered, precoded 24-hour recall questionnaire was used. Nutrient values of home foods were collected during a weekend day, and nutrient values containing a combination of both home and school foods were collected during a weekday. Fisher's exact test or chi2 test and t test were used for analyses. Mean nutrient contents of foods provided to the border Mexican-American children exceeded recommendations for total energy (P<0.001), total fat (P<0.001), saturated fat (P<0.001), carbohydrates (P<0.001), protein (P<0.001), sodium (P<0.001), and niacin (P<0.001). Foods offered were also significantly insufficient in fiber (P<0.001), vitamin A (P<0.001), and potassium (P<0.001). Nutrition interventions targeting low-income border Mexican-American families should emphasize the need and importance of providing children with diets that meet the Recommended Dietary Allowances.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Social and Behavioral Health, South Texas Center School of Rural Public Health, Health Science Center, Texas A&M University System, Temple, USA. nmier@srph.tamhsc.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17258969

Citation

Mier, Nelda, et al. "Nutrition Provided to Mexican-American Preschool Children On the Texas-Mexico Border." Journal of the American Dietetic Association, vol. 107, no. 2, 2007, pp. 311-5.
Mier N, Piziak V, Kjar D, et al. Nutrition provided to Mexican-American preschool children on the Texas-Mexico border. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007;107(2):311-5.
Mier, N., Piziak, V., Kjar, D., Castillo-Ruiz, O., Velazquez, G., Alfaro, M. E., & Ramirez, J. A. (2007). Nutrition provided to Mexican-American preschool children on the Texas-Mexico border. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 107(2), 311-5.
Mier N, et al. Nutrition Provided to Mexican-American Preschool Children On the Texas-Mexico Border. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007;107(2):311-5. PubMed PMID: 17258969.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Nutrition provided to Mexican-American preschool children on the Texas-Mexico border. AU - Mier,Nelda, AU - Piziak,Veronica, AU - Kjar,Dean, AU - Castillo-Ruiz,Octelina, AU - Velazquez,Gonzalo, AU - Alfaro,Maria E, AU - Ramirez,Jose A, PY - 2005/08/17/received PY - 2007/1/30/pubmed PY - 2007/3/8/medline PY - 2007/1/30/entrez SP - 311 EP - 5 JF - Journal of the American Dietetic Association JO - J Am Diet Assoc VL - 107 IS - 2 N2 - The purpose of this study was to assess whether nutrients offered to border Mexican-American preschool children met the Recommended Dietary Allowances. Nutrient contents of two dietary patterns were examined in this study, one composed exclusively of home foods and one containing a combination of both home and school foods. The sample consisted of 198 Mexican-American preschoolers living on the Texas-Mexico border, who were recruited using a convenience sampling technique. A self-administered, precoded 24-hour recall questionnaire was used. Nutrient values of home foods were collected during a weekend day, and nutrient values containing a combination of both home and school foods were collected during a weekday. Fisher's exact test or chi2 test and t test were used for analyses. Mean nutrient contents of foods provided to the border Mexican-American children exceeded recommendations for total energy (P<0.001), total fat (P<0.001), saturated fat (P<0.001), carbohydrates (P<0.001), protein (P<0.001), sodium (P<0.001), and niacin (P<0.001). Foods offered were also significantly insufficient in fiber (P<0.001), vitamin A (P<0.001), and potassium (P<0.001). Nutrition interventions targeting low-income border Mexican-American families should emphasize the need and importance of providing children with diets that meet the Recommended Dietary Allowances. SN - 0002-8223 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17258969/Nutrition_provided_to_Mexican_American_preschool_children_on_the_Texas_Mexico_border_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0002-8223(06)02501-6 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -