The Impact of Eating Breakfast on Food Intake Behaviors and Food Choice
Obesity and Metabolism Research Unit
2011 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.
To date, 72 women have been screened for eligibility, 57 have enrolled, and 40 have completed the study. Nearly 50% of our sample population represent minority racial-ethnic groups. Recruitment for additional subjects is still in progress. Laboratory analyses of plasma and saliva samples are underway and diet and food intake data are compiled using Nutrition Data System for Research.