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Children ate 18% more calories when given foods containing more calories
Tuesday, July 10, 2007 7:25 am Email this article
Children ate 18 percent more calories when they were given an entree that was more calorie dense, that is food that contained more calories for a given amount of food, according to a study by Jennifer Fisher at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Children's Nutrition Research Center in Houston, Texas, USA and colleagues. Similar to Adult Studies
Adults eat a certain volume of foods regardless of calorie content
This is similar to studies in adults which have found that people tend to eat a certain volume of food regardless of whether it is lower or higher in calories.
Subjects: 53 children, 5-6 years-old
The study involved 25 boys and 28 girls who were 5- to 6-years-old.
Fisher JO, Yan Liu LLB, Rolls BJ. Effects of portion size and energy density on young children’s intake at a meal. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Jul, 86(1):174-79.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
J. O. Fisher
USDA Children’s Nutrition Research Center
1100 Bates Street, Suite 4004
Houston TX, 70030
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