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Nationally representative surveys of food intake in U.S. children show large increases in snacking between the 1989-91 to 1994-98 and 1994-98 to 2003-06 periods. Childhood snacking trends are moving toward three snacks per day, and more than 27 percent of children's daily calories are coming from snacks. The largest increases have been in salty snacks and candy. Desserts and sweetened beverages remain the major sources of calories from snacks. © 2010 Project HOPE-The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc.

Original publication

DOI

10.1377/hlthaff.2009.0666

Type

Journal article

Journal

Health Affairs

Publication Date

01/03/2010

Volume

29

Pages

398 - 404