Use of fat-modified food products to change dietary fat intake of young people
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Medical Subject Headings
Adolescent; Diet Records; Dietary Fats; Fatty Acids; Fatty Acids, Unsaturated; Female; Food Services; *Food, Fortified; Humans; Male; Schools
Bioinformatics | Biostatistics | Epidemiology | Health Services Research
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.
Ellison, R. Curtis; Goldberg, Robert J.; Witschi, Jelia C.; Capper, Ann L.; Puleo, Elaine; and Stare, Fredrick J., "Use of fat-modified food products to change dietary fat intake of young people" (1990). Quantitative Health Sciences Publications and Presentations. 228.