Title

The Effect of a Family-Based Dietary Intervention on Dietary Fiber Density in Children Aged 6 to 11 Years

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

4-1-2019

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

Topics in Clinical Nutrition

Volume

34

Issue

2

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