Dietary patterns among young people

Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among youth
Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) may play a role in increased rates of obesity. This study examined patterns and frequencies of beverage consumption among youth in 3 distinct regions in Canada. Overall, 80% of youth consumed at least 1 SSB in the previous day, with 44% consuming 3 or more SSBs.
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Dietary behaviours among youth

We examined the prevalence of four eating behaviors among a study of more than 20,000 youth from four regions in Canada, including fast-food consumption, eating breakfast, eating with family, and watching TV while eating.
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Fruit and vegetable consumption

Most Canadians fall well short of the recommended intake for fruit and vegetables. Read about  efforts to monitor the intake of fruit and vegetables among youth in two large, population-based surveys.
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