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Title: Ready to Eat Cereal (RTEC) Breakfast Consumption Improves Nutrient Intake Status in African American Children and Adolescents

item Cho, Susan
item Auestad, Nancy
item Clark, Celeste
item Thede, Donna
item Chung, Chin
item Nicklas, Theresa

Submitted to: Journal of Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/1/2007
Publication Date: 4/28/2007
Citation: Cho, S.S., Auestad, N., Clark, C., Thede, D., Chung, C.E., Nicklas, T.A. 2007. Ready to eat cereal (RTEC) breakfast consumption improves nutrient intake status in African American children and adolescents [abstract]. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal. 21(5):A710.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: We examined the contribution of RTEC to the nutrient intake status of African Americans (AA) children and adolescents. We analyzed the 24-h dietary recall data from 2371 participants aged 1-18 y from the 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. In all age groups, compared to breakfast skippers, RTEC consumption at breakfast significantly (p<0.05) improved daily intake profiles of fiber as well as 12 vitamins and minerals, including vitamins C, B1, B2, B6 and B12, folic acid, niacin, iron, and zinc. In particular, RTEC consumers showed significantly (p<0.05) improved intake status of shortfall nutrients (fiber, calcium, magnesium, and potassium), as compared to breakfast skippers.