Use of fat-modified food products to change dietary fat intake of young people

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Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

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Adolescent; Diet Records; Dietary Fats; Fatty Acids; Fatty Acids, Unsaturated; Female; Food Services; *Food, Fortified; Humans; Male; Schools


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Food purchasing and preparation practices were modified in two boarding high schools to increase the polyunsaturated-to-saturated fat ratio (P/S) of the diet of students by changing food products rather than attempting to change eating behaviors. During years when fat-modified products were served, the P/S of males increased by 75 percent, versus a decrease of 6 percent during control years. For females, P/S increased by 53 percent during intervention years, versus an increase of 6 percent during control years.

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Citation: Am J Public Health. 1990 Nov;80(11):1374-6.

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American journal of public health

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