The Effect of a Family-Based Dietary Intervention on Dietary Fiber Density in Children Aged 6 to 11 Years
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Dietary fiber plays an important role for weight management; yet, few interventions have explored changes in fiber intake pre-and postintervention. This study determined whether a family-based weight management intervention had an effect on energy-adjusted dietary fiber intake. Sixty children aged 6 to 11 years and their caregivers participated in a 16-week nutrition and physical activity intervention that included completing a Food Frequency Questionnaire. Children increased fiber intake from 8.62 ± 2.02 to 9.45 ± 2.25 g/1000 kcal (P <.001). Energy intake decreased from 2141.88 ± 480.81 to 1913.36 ± 435.96 kcal (P <.001). The intervention was associated with an increase in fiber density intake and a reduction in energy intake.
Topics in Clinical Nutrition
Nobles, Jennifer, Jade McNamara, Alison Tovar, Stephanie Marchand, Furong Xu, and Geoffrey Greene. "The Effect of a Family-Based Dietary Intervention on Dietary Fiber Density in Children Aged 6 to 11 Years." Topics in Clinical Nutrition 34, 2 (2019): 90-99. doi:10.1097/TIN.0000000000000173.