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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: The Impact of Eating Breakfast on Food Intake Behaviors and Food Choice
2013 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:

his research relates to objective 2 of the inhouse project, “Determine how diet patterns, whole foods, and food components influence physiology and metabolic health by impacting eating- and neuro-behaviors, energy balance and substrate utilization, fitness, body weight and body composition in humans". To date, 176 women have been screened for eligibility, 84 have enrolled, and 64 have completed the study. Nearly half of our sample population represents minority racial ethnic groups. Recruitment for the final 16 subjects is still in progress. Laboratory analyses of plasma and saliva samples are in progress. Diet and food intake data are compiled using the Nutrition Data System for Research. Abstracts related to satiety and stress-eating have been presented at annual meetings of Experimental Biology, Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior, and Society for Behavioral Medicine.


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