publication . Article . Other literature type . Preprint . 2010

Peer influence on snacking behavior in adolescence.

Wouters, E.J.M.; Larsen, Junilla; Kremers, Stef P.J.; Dagnelie, Pieter; Geenen, Rinie;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2010
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
To examine the association of adolescents' snack and soft drink consumption with friendship group snack and soft drink consumption, availability of snacks and soft drinks at school, and personal characteristics, snack and soft drink consumption was assessed in 749 adolescents (398 girls, 351 boys, age 12.4 - 17.6 years), and their friends, and snack and soft drink availability at schools was measured. In regression analysis, consumption by friends, snack and soft drink availability within school, and personal characteristics (age, gender, education level, body mass index) were examined as determinants of snack and drink consumption. Snack and soft drink consumpt...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: digestive, oral, and skin physiologyfood and beverageshuman activities
free text keywords: Nutrition and Dietetics, General Psychology, Peer influence, Friendship, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Peer group, Obesity, medicine.disease, medicine, Social psychology, Developmental psychology, Body weight, Body mass index, Snacking, Social influence, Psychology, Adolescence, Peer groups, Social environment, Physical environment, Snacking behavior, FOR-DISEASE-CONTROL, BODY-MASS INDEX, FOOD-INTAKE, GENDER-DIFFERENCES, EATING BEHAVIORS, SCHOOL-STUDENTS, SOCIAL NETWORKS, UNITED-STATES, MIDDLE SCHOOL, GROWTH CHARTS, social environments, snackin behavior

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