Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Dietary Patterns among Children

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Abstract

Energy balance-related behavioral patterns find their origin in early The current paper provides an overview of studies that have examined behavioral patterns, i.e., the clustering of dietary behaviors, physical activity, and/or sedentary behavior. The paper discusses the importance examining energy balance-related behavioral patterns in children, methods to examine these patterns, and provides examples of patterns been found (e.g., the universal sedentary-snacking and healthy intake as well as more unique or local patterns), child and parental predicting such patterns (e.g., child gender and maternal educational the relationship of these patterns with overweight and related measures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-112
JournalCurrent nutrition reports
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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