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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: The Impact of Eating Breakfast on Food Intake Behaviors and Food Choice

Location: Obesity and Metabolism Research Unit

2009 Annual Report


1a.Objectives (from AD-416)
To determine if eating breakfast regularly is associated with an overall diet of high quality, consumption of nutrient-dense foods, and reduced snacking behavior compared to omitting breakfast regularly in Hispanics and non-Hispanic Whites.


1b.Approach (from AD-416)
Food intake patterns of adult women who report regularly eating breakfast or regularly omitting breakfast will be studied and compared using dietary interviews, food record-keeping, structured laboratory food intake behavior protocols and assessment of appetite and satiety. Documents Reimbursable with CSREES. Log 36664.


3.Progress Report

To examine the impact of regular breakfast consumption on food intake behaviors and food choice, a cross-sectional study was designed to evaluate how eating breakfast regularly compares with skipping breakfast regularly in regard to usual meal and snack patterns, quality of diet, and food preferences. Extramural funds from the USDA-CSREES competitive grant program were obtained. The IRB application was written and approved. Recruitment materials have been prepared. The manual of procedures has been compiled.


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