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Gobbling Up Snacks: Cause or Potential Cure for Childhood Obesity?

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  • Frazao, Elizabeth
  • Stewart, Hayden
  • Hyman, Jeffrey
  • Carlson, Andrea

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Children today are consuming close to 200 more calories a day from snacks than they did in the 1970s. Replacing a calorie-dense snack food with a fruit or vegetable could reduce calorie intake and improve diet quality. Swapping common snack foods with a ½-cup serving of fruits or vegetables can be done without compromising a household’s food budget.

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Article provided by United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service in its journal Amber Waves.

Volume (Year): (December)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
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Handle: RePEc:ags:uersaw:142403

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Keywords: Consumer/Household Economics; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Health Economics and Policy;

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  1. Carlson, Andrea & Dong, Diansheng & Lino, Mark, 2014. "Association between Total Diet Cost and Diet Quality Is Limited," Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Western Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 39(1), April.

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