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Gobbling Up Snacks: Cause or Potential Cure for Childhood Obesity?

Elizabeth Frazao, Hayden Stewart (), Jeffrey Hyman and Andrea Carlson ()

Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2012, issue 04, 6

Abstract: 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)
Date: 2012
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.142403

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