Questions related to Child Nutrition
I need to analysie my data about nutrition habits. My aim is to examine differences regarding BMI. Therefore, I split population into three group <5th, from5thto85th, >85thpercentile of BMI. I calculate BMI on the entire population of 7th grade children (perhaps, I need to calculate BMI for boys and girls separately). The example of data is attached.
The questions are:
- Should I calculate BMI for each gender?
- How to provide meaningful research? It is hard to explaine findings using large number of groups. My data set is large, therefore almost every chi sqare is <.05.
- Could Pearson residuals be a soultion.
- Any insight is wellcome.
With the increase in studies examining the effects of infant growth and/or diet on later onset obesity I would be interested to hear what areas clinicians think are missing in this growing area of research. If given the opportunity what area of infant diet and/or growth would clinicians examine in looking at later onset obesity?
How ultra-processed foods modify and command our food preferences?
It responds to the growing interest in ultra-processed foods among policy makers, academic researchers, health professionals, journalists and consumers concerned to devise policies, investigate dietary patterns, advise people, prepare media coverage, and when buying food and checking labels in shops or at home. Ultra-processed foods are defined within the NOVA classification system, which groups foods according to the extent and purpose of industrial processing.
Processes enabling the manufacture of ultra-processed foods include the fractioning of whole foods into substances, chemical modifications of these substances, assembly of unmodified and modified food substances, frequent use of cosmetic additives and sophisticated packaging. Processes and ingredients used to manufacture ultra-processed foods are designed to create highly profitable (low-cost ingredients, long shelf-life, emphatic branding), convenient (ready-to-consume), hyper-palatable products liable to displace all other NOVA food groups, notably unprocessed or minimally processed foods.
A practical way to identify an ultra-processed product is to check to see if its list of ingredients contains at least one item characteristic of the NOVA ultra-processed food group, which is to say, either food substances never or rarely used in kitchens (such as high-fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated or interesterified oils, and hydrolysed proteins), or classes of additives designed to make the final product palatable or more appealing (such as flavours, flavour enhancers, colours, emulsifiers, emulsifying salts, sweeteners, thickeners, and anti-foaming, bulking, carbonating, foaming, gelling and glazing agents).
What do you think about that?
I want to know the recommendation of energy contribution by meal in school children (9-11 years old).
I have been reading that it is aprox 20-25% for breakfast, 25-30% for lunch, 20-25% for dinner and 15-20% for snacks, but I can not find a good source of information.
Thank you for your help.
I want to know, is there any association between fish consumption and nutritional status of adolescents; and its related review of literature if any.
I am looking for references on nutrition interventions in south asian nations like Bangladesh and Sri Lanka (mostly nutrition sensitive/preventive approach) to reduce growth faltering/wasting.
I am looking for studies related to interventions related to areas like agriculture linkages for food security, nutrition education, pregnancy nutrition, breastfeeding programs and food diversity that are aimed at controlling malnutrition in these nations. I am mainly looking at programs (please name key programs) that are focused towards reduction of malnutrition in the first year of life.
I am also looking at the factors due to which these programs have worked or have not generated the desired goals.
I am analyzing a dataset. There I have a group of participants whose age range is 10-17 years. I have their gender, date of birth, height and weight. I want to measure their BMI for age, z-score and percentile using WHO guidelines. WHO provides "Anthro Survey Analyser" to calculate these but in the default format, it can calculate the BMI for the age of under 5 years children (0-60 months) only (both in online anthro tool and offline anthro software).
So, how can I calculate the BMI for age, z score, and percentile of 10-17 years age group children using WHO Anthro Software or Online Survey Analyzer?
Are there any alternatives to food frequency questionnaires for assessing differences in nutritional intake among children (under 6 years)?
i am research scholar and need help in modelling.
i want to check the impact of child care practices on child disease (for example fever) and the impact of disease on child's nutritional level. can i do this in one model, or can use some other statistical/econometric model to capture this impact.
The Nellhaus recently popped up as a reference chart, so I am wondering if there is anyone still using with the current WHO growth standards that should encompass a multitude of race, ethnicity questions
I think some of the factor affecting our regular life style.
1. Environment - which generally comparatively more polluted.
2. Sedentary work culture.
3. Less time spend on physical activity.
4. Nuclear family.
5. Unhealthy food like junk food and ready made food material. etc
I am a doctorate student preparing my proposal. My project is on educating parents of school age children to curb and prevent obesity. My anticipated outcome will be increased knowledge leading to increased physical activity, better food choices, and decreased screen time. I am looking for a valid assessment tool to measure increase in knowledge,
I'm working in collaboration with another study to improve physical activity and nutrition behaviors in children. My arm of the study will be using social media to communicate the health messages and physical activity challenges to the family. We will collect accelerometer data for both the parents and the children. What other outcomes can I use to measure how effective our intervention was at improving health behaviors in the children?
It was seen that large number of rural women suffering from Anemia. This is major cause of Maternal and infant mortality among rural population.
Do I need a questionnaire or can I just ask them that? I just want to gather those data, I do not wish to relate it to anything.
Does anyone know of any literature concerning the precision and accuracy of likert scales for youth in appetite research?
Thanks in advance.
I am looking for the particular studies or project reports that indicated the significant of the integration between child nutrition and WASH project in Early Child Care Development. Any successful projects have been made so far? How could we identify safe food for children? How do we empower families get involved?
I have a research question and i'm little bit confused on how to shape it. As you we know children are some times quite difficult to deal with when it comes to anthropometric measurements. I was thinking if maternal BMI can be a good predictor of child malnutrition especially in food insecure areas. So pls if any one have something to add or can suggest something on how to shape my question u are all welcome.
I have studied two populations of school boys (8-16 yrs age). The indices of malnutrition were calculated according to the classification of World Health Organization (WHO, 1995). Results shows that Population 2 has lower stunting values, but higher thinness and overweight values in comparison to population 1.
So, Which population has better nutritional status?
Can anybody answer the cause of this type of prevalence .
Is there any similar publication?
I am referring to the Behavioral Pediatrics Feeding Assessment Scale (BPFAS).
Human beings have adapted well through maintaining dietary habits in mountainous areas but it is also fact that people in such areas especially children have low nutritional status in compare to lowland areas. The changing dietary habits in mountainous areas have either degraded or bettered the nutritional status of these people. The growing food insecurity in such fragile environments is a global concern today. Anybody working is this line may kindly share information.
I am looking for strong, evidence-based studies or literature reviews on the Collective Impact approach to solving large-scale social problems. So far I am finding articles describing the approach which cite individual cases only.
In particular, I am interested in organizations and agencies from different sectors committing to a common agenda and tackling childhood health/nutrition-related issues--but any evidence-based information would be useful. Thanks.
Many researches with the aim to increase f&v consumption in children, in the context of preventing or counteracting obesity, evaluated the effectiveness of educational/behavioral/nutritional programs with the change in the preference for those foods. Rarely this change in preference is defined as a change in consumption. Outside of economic reasons or individual opinions what are the theoretical basis or the published data based on which they assume such a direct and one-way influence of a declared preference on the behavior?
In this study, the results showed an association between nutritional status with intelligence by using the correlation test. But it was not clearly stated in the abstract if the nutritional statuses, which were used in the analysis of correlation with intelligence, were by height for age or weight for age.
Health promotion and health education have provided much information to the public and advocated for healthier public policies, among other issues, yet supporting women to breastfeed infants is still a major challenge. There are data relating the decline in breast feeding with the childhood obesity problem that most societies today are facing. There is clear evidence of the nutritional value of breast milk and the emotional value in bonding, in addition it is the first time in a person's life that they are able to decide how much to eat and when they feel satisfied. While bottle feeding has the risk of overfeeding an infant.
I am working on some topics related to nutritional status in children and poverty, but I cannot understand the ideas of " stunting, overweight" etc. Would anybody like to explain and provide the standard formulas to calculate them?
Does anyone know if there are reliable and valid parent surveys or questionnaires to assess pre-kindergarten child nutrition and health? This would be for an evaluation of an EC program in the United States and it would be great it measures were available in both English and Spanish. Thank you any information!
Chronic iron deficiency anemia has been coined as a causative factor in childhood CVA due to associated thrombocytosis, which in itself is not universally present in all iron deficiency anemia patients. Is chronic anemia actually a cause or just an association related to nutritional issues in patients with CVA?
There is not much conclusive evidence of introducing weight/resistance training to children before puberty. It is important to facilitate bone growth at the same time risk of damaging the growing growth plates
I am would be very grateful for any recommendations how to investigate best the nutritional habits in pregnancy a subsequently in a cohort of mothers as well as children up to 3 years of age - it is intended a longitudinal study with some sort of combination of FFQ questionnaire and food records (3-day or 1-day record). I don't know much about the quality of available questionnaires - what is the best method to get the best data? Or where is it possible to get the questionnaires? I will be very grateful for any suggestions...J.
I am currently working on my PhD research prospectus and keep changing my mind on the research method, I was going to do interviews with individuals or groups but then today was thinking of using a survey but have yet to find one that would cover the information and was already valid and reliable (to save time).
This manuscript was discussed on radiolab, http://www.radiolab.org/story/251885-you-are-what-your-grandpa-eats/
'Gunnar Kaati and his team at the University of Umeå collected health histories of 300 Swedes born between 1890 and 1920. Crop records showed how much they were eating just before puberty.
Grandchildren of well-fed grandfathers were four times as likely to die from diabetes, they found. Kids of men who suffered famine were less likely to die from heart disease.
"It's a big leap" to say that such effects are passed on to future generations, says Eugene Albrecht, who studies fetal growth at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. "But I have a gut feeling [Kaati's] right."'
Can you also recommend a validated tool to measure food & physical activity in 2-4 year old children?
I am interested in developing an in vitro digestion method which simulates physiological conditions of infants between birth and two years of age.