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Location influences snacking behavior of US infants, toddlers and preschool children.
BMC Public Health. 2018 06 13; 18(1):725.BP

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Compare at-home and away-from-home snacking patterns of US infants and young children.

METHODS

A secondary analysis was conducted using nationwide, cross-sectional dietary survey data from the US Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (FITS) 2008. The sample included infants (6-11.9 months, n = 505), toddlers (12-23.9 months, n = 925), preschool children (24-47.9 months, n = 1461). Weighted population descriptive statistics (means and standard errors) were calculated using SAS. Significance was determined at P ≤ 0.05. The main outcome measures of the analyses were the percent of children consuming snacks by location (at home, away from home) and snacking period (morning, afternoon and evening), energy and food groups consumed during snacks.

RESULTS

Snacking at home was more prevalent than snacking away from home (toddlers, 73% vs 27%; preschoolers, 67% vs 33%). Away-from-home snacks provided about 50 additional calories per day for toddlers (346 vs 298 kcal/day, P ≤ 0.05) and preschoolers (371 vs 326 kcal/day, P ≤ 0.05) versus snacks consumed at home. Caregivers made similar snack choices for toddlers and preschoolers (milk/milk products, fruit/juice, grains and sweets) but differed in frequency of consumption by location. Among toddlers, milk/milk products were the most frequently consumed snacks at home (66%), while sweets were the top snacks consumed away from home (69%). Among preschoolers, sweets were the top snacks both at home (60%) and away (83%).

CONCLUSIONS

Location is an important factor influencing snacking patterns of young children and should be considered when developing feeding guidelines. This data may be of use in the upcoming development of dietary guidelines in the U.S. for the population aged 0-2 years.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Nestlé Research Center, Vers-Chez-les-Blanc, Case postale 44, 1000, Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland. emma.jacquier@rd.nestle.com.Nestlé Nutrition, 12 Vreeland Rd, Florham Park, New Jersey, NJ, 07962, USA.Nestlé Research Center, Vers-Chez-les-Blanc, Case postale 44, 1000, Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29895277

Citation

Jacquier, Emma F., et al. "Location Influences Snacking Behavior of US Infants, Toddlers and Preschool Children." BMC Public Health, vol. 18, no. 1, 2018, p. 725.
Jacquier EF, Deming DM, Eldridge AL. Location influences snacking behavior of US infants, toddlers and preschool children. BMC Public Health. 2018;18(1):725.
Jacquier, E. F., Deming, D. M., & Eldridge, A. L. (2018). Location influences snacking behavior of US infants, toddlers and preschool children. BMC Public Health, 18(1), 725. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5576-5
Jacquier EF, Deming DM, Eldridge AL. Location Influences Snacking Behavior of US Infants, Toddlers and Preschool Children. BMC Public Health. 2018 06 13;18(1):725. PubMed PMID: 29895277.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Location influences snacking behavior of US infants, toddlers and preschool children. AU - Jacquier,Emma F, AU - Deming,Denise M, AU - Eldridge,Alison L, Y1 - 2018/06/13/ PY - 2016/10/27/received PY - 2018/05/18/accepted PY - 2018/6/14/entrez PY - 2018/6/14/pubmed PY - 2019/7/3/medline KW - Child KW - Eating behavior KW - Infants KW - Preschool KW - Snacking SP - 725 EP - 725 JF - BMC public health JO - BMC Public Health VL - 18 IS - 1 N2 - BACKGROUND: Compare at-home and away-from-home snacking patterns of US infants and young children. METHODS: A secondary analysis was conducted using nationwide, cross-sectional dietary survey data from the US Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (FITS) 2008. The sample included infants (6-11.9 months, n = 505), toddlers (12-23.9 months, n = 925), preschool children (24-47.9 months, n = 1461). Weighted population descriptive statistics (means and standard errors) were calculated using SAS. Significance was determined at P ≤ 0.05. The main outcome measures of the analyses were the percent of children consuming snacks by location (at home, away from home) and snacking period (morning, afternoon and evening), energy and food groups consumed during snacks. RESULTS: Snacking at home was more prevalent than snacking away from home (toddlers, 73% vs 27%; preschoolers, 67% vs 33%). Away-from-home snacks provided about 50 additional calories per day for toddlers (346 vs 298 kcal/day, P ≤ 0.05) and preschoolers (371 vs 326 kcal/day, P ≤ 0.05) versus snacks consumed at home. Caregivers made similar snack choices for toddlers and preschoolers (milk/milk products, fruit/juice, grains and sweets) but differed in frequency of consumption by location. Among toddlers, milk/milk products were the most frequently consumed snacks at home (66%), while sweets were the top snacks consumed away from home (69%). Among preschoolers, sweets were the top snacks both at home (60%) and away (83%). CONCLUSIONS: Location is an important factor influencing snacking patterns of young children and should be considered when developing feeding guidelines. This data may be of use in the upcoming development of dietary guidelines in the U.S. for the population aged 0-2 years. SN - 1471-2458 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29895277/Location_influences_snacking_behavior_of_US_infants_toddlers_and_preschool_children_ L2 - https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-018-5576-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -