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Obesity in Children - Diet and Nutrition
Excess Dietary Fat and Childhood Obesity
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Obesity in Children - Diet and Nutrition Issues

Excess Body Fat & Childhood Obesity
Excess fat accumulation in children, leading to obesity, arises from a chronic imbalance between energy intake and energy needs. Children today are less active than former generations, but the increase in fatness suggests that the total energy consumed has not decreased adequately. Prospective studies, with detailed and objective measurements of intake or expenditure, are lacking. However evidence from other sources indicates that certain dietary factors may be associated with an increased risk of obesity in children.

Excess Dietary Fat & Childhood Obesity
This presentation will use data from the National Diet and Nutrition Survey of Young People (4-18y) to describe present day eating habits among young people in the UK. This data illustrates that, although the mean fat intake is close to dietary guidelines, the consumption of sugar is high and fruit and vegetable intake low. These dietary factors are linked to the energy density of the diet. Diets with a high energy density are associated with an impairment in appetite control and an increased risk of over-consumption and hence obesity.

Fast Food & Childhood Obesity
Evidence for other dietary risk factors for obesity will also be evaluated, including the consumption of some specific foods such as soft drinks and fast food, together with broader aspects of eating behavior, including eating frequency (snacking) and portion size. Finally the impact of familial lifestyles, including television viewing and parental attitudes to food will be considered as a determinant of children's dietary habits.

Physical Activity & Childhood Obesity
Understanding the dietary factors associated with an increased risk of obesity is critical to the development of effective lifestyle strategies for the prevention of excess weight gain in young people. More research is required, especially outside the USA, using a range of measurement approaches which address qualitative as well as quantitative aspects of the diet of young people. There is a need to integrate dietary factors with a greater understanding of the role of physical activity to understand the broader lifestyle determinants of obesity in young people and to develop partnerships which support and facilitate the necessary lifestyle changes by children ad their families.

Source: Dr Susan Jebb, MRC Human Nutrition Research, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Fulbourn Road, Cambridge, CB1 9NL, UK.

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