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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: CHILDHOOD DIETARY INTAKE, DIETARY GUIDELINES ADHERENCE, AND EXCESS ADIPOSITY

Location: Food Processing and Sensory Quality Research

2010 Annual Report


1a.Objectives (from AD-416)
Objective 1: Using NHANES data, examine in U.S. children;.
1)dietary fat intake overall, and specifically, intake and major contributing food sources of fatty acids;.
2)carbohydrate intake overall, and specifically, intake and major contributing food sources of total sugar, added sugar, and dietary fiber; and.
3)prevalence of overweight according to dietary intake of total fat, fatty acids, total carbohydrate, total sugar, added sugar, and dietary fiber. Objective 2: Adapt the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Adherence Index (DGAI) for use with children by developing age-group specific indices. Compare the explanatory ability of these new indices with the existing Healthy Eating Index in terms of excess adiposity and health outcomes in U.S. children using NHANES data.


1b.Approach (from AD-416)
“Childhood Dietary Intake, Dietary Guidelines Adherence, and Excess Adiposity”, will use the most recent cycles of NHANES data to retrospectively examine dietary fat and carbohydrate compositions, and associations with patterns of obesity and adverse health outcomes in U.S. children. Results from these examinations will be used to develop child-specific indices of dietary quality that assess dietary adequacy, excess and composition, and that better explain obesity and adverse health outcomes in children.


3.Progress Report
This proposed project is replacing the old project 6435-51000-006-00D, which was terminated early on February 28, 2010. This new project falls under the Office of Scientific Quality Review (OSQR) Fall 2010 Ad Hoc Review schedule. Hence it has not yet been implemented since the review process is not complete (OSQR approval has not yet been received).


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