Gobbling Up Snacks: Cause or Potential Cure for Childhood Obesity?
Hayden Stewart (),
Jeffrey Hyman and
Andrea Carlson ()
Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2012, issue 04, 6
Children today are consuming close to 200 more calories a day from snacks than they did in the 1970s. Replacing a calorie-dense snack food with a fruit or vegetable could reduce calorie intake and improve diet quality. Swapping common snack foods with a ½-cup serving of fruits or vegetables can be done without compromising a household’s food budget.
Keywords: Consumer/Household Economics; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Health Economics and Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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