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Whole-grain intake correlates among adolescents and young adults: findings from Project EAT.

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Larson, NI; Neumark-Sztainer, D; Story, M; Burgess-Champoux, T
Published in: J Am Diet Assoc
February 2010

BACKGROUND: National survey data indicate few adolescents or young adults consume whole grains in the amount recommended to prevent chronic disease and maintain a healthful weight. Interventions are needed to address this gap; however, little is known about what modifiable factors influence whole-grain intake among youth. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to identify socioenvironmental, personal, and behavioral correlates of whole-grain intake among adolescents and young adults. DESIGN: Data for this cross-sectional analysis were drawn from Project EAT (Eating Among Teens)-II, the second wave of a population-based study in Minnesota. Mailed surveys and food frequency questionnaires were completed by male (44.8%) and female (55.2%) participants in 2003-2004, including 792 adolescents (mean age=17.2 years) and 1,686 young adults (mean age=20.5 years). Linear regression models adjusted for demographic characteristics were used to identify factors associated with energy-adjusted daily intake of whole grains. RESULTS: Mean daily intake of whole grains was lower than recommended among adolescents (males: 0.59+/-0.04 servings, females: 0.61+/-0.04 servings) and young adults (males: 0.68+/-0.03 servings, females: 0.58+/-0.03 servings). Home availability of whole-grain bread, self-efficacy to consume > or =3 daily servings of whole grains, and preference for the taste of whole-grain bread were positively associated with whole-grain intake during adolescence and young adulthood across sex. Conversely, fast-food intake was associated with lower intake of whole grains among adolescents and young adults of both sexes. The factors examined in this study explained 28% to 34% of variance in whole-grain intake across sex and the two age groups. CONCLUSIONS: The findings suggest nutrition interventions should address the availability of whole-grain foods in homes and restaurants. In addition, young people should be provided with opportunities to taste a variety of whole-grain foods to enhance taste preferences and self-efficacy to consume whole-grain products.

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J Am Diet Assoc

DOI

EISSN

1878-3570

Publication Date

February 2010

Volume

110

Issue

2

Start / End Page

230 / 237

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • Self Efficacy
  • Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
  • Nutrition Surveys
  • Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Minnesota
  • Male
  • Linear Models
  • Humans
  • Health Behavior
 

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Larson, N. I., Neumark-Sztainer, D., Story, M., & Burgess-Champoux, T. (2010). Whole-grain intake correlates among adolescents and young adults: findings from Project EAT. J Am Diet Assoc, 110(2), 230–237. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jada.2009.10.034
Larson, Nicole I., Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, Mary Story, and Teri Burgess-Champoux. “Whole-grain intake correlates among adolescents and young adults: findings from Project EAT.J Am Diet Assoc 110, no. 2 (February 2010): 230–37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jada.2009.10.034.
Larson NI, Neumark-Sztainer D, Story M, Burgess-Champoux T. Whole-grain intake correlates among adolescents and young adults: findings from Project EAT. J Am Diet Assoc. 2010 Feb;110(2):230–7.
Larson, Nicole I., et al. “Whole-grain intake correlates among adolescents and young adults: findings from Project EAT.J Am Diet Assoc, vol. 110, no. 2, Feb. 2010, pp. 230–37. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.jada.2009.10.034.
Larson NI, Neumark-Sztainer D, Story M, Burgess-Champoux T. Whole-grain intake correlates among adolescents and young adults: findings from Project EAT. J Am Diet Assoc. 2010 Feb;110(2):230–237.

Published In

J Am Diet Assoc

DOI

EISSN

1878-3570

Publication Date

February 2010

Volume

110

Issue

2

Start / End Page

230 / 237

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Young Adult
  • Self Efficacy
  • Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
  • Nutrition Surveys
  • Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Minnesota
  • Male
  • Linear Models
  • Humans
  • Health Behavior