Eating Disorders: Maladaptive Eating Patterns in Children.

Maladaptive eating patterns in children.

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J Pediatr Health Care. 2013 Mar; 27(2): 109-19
Wildermuth SA, Mesman GR, Ward WL

Given the increasing frequency of obesity and related maladaptive eating patterns in pediatric populations, health care professionals in a variety of settings must find ways to treat persons who are obese and have maladaptive eating patterns. The authors summarized literature related to binge eating disorder, boredom eating, emotional eating, and night eating syndrome and developed educational handouts designed for children/adolescents and their families who present with these eating problems. These educational handouts may be used by primary care physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, and other specialists in medical settings. They are free for use in educational purposes, with permission from the authors, but are not intended to replace appropriate health care and follow-up.
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A Pilot Comprehensive School Nutrition Program Improves Knowledge and Intentions for Intake of Milk and Milk Alternatives among Youth in a Remote First Nation.

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J Nutr Educ Behav. 2013 Feb 12;
Gates M, Hanning RM, Gates A, Isogai A, Tsuji LJ, Metatawabin J

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of a pilot comprehensive school nutrition program modeled on Social Cognitive Theory on knowledge, intentions, self-efficacy, and intake of milk and milk alternatives (MMA) in First Nations youth. METHODS: A pilot school nutrition program was implemented at Peetabeck Academy in Fort Albany, Ontario in May, 2010. The Knowledge, Self-Efficacy, and Intentions Questionnaire (KSIQ) and Waterloo Web-based Eating Behavior Questionnaire (WEB-Q) were used to assess change in attitudes and behavior from pre- to postprogram. RESULTS: The KSIQ preprogram (n = 26), postprogram (n = 19); WEB-Q preprogram (n = 30), postprogram (n = 10). Improved knowledge (6.0 ± 1.5 vs 6.9 ± 1.5, P = .05) and intention scores (9.6 ± 4.4 vs 11.3 ± 4.1, P = .01) were observed. CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: A comprehensive school nutrition program can improve knowledge and intentions for intake of MMA in First Nations youth. Environmental constraints beyond the school environment need to be addressed.
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High prevalence of overweight among adolescents in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.

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BMC Public Health. 2013 Feb 15; 13(1): 141
Nguyen PV, Hong TK, Hoang T, Nguyen DT, Robert AR

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Two previous surveys conducted in Ho Chi Minh City revealed an increasing prevalence of overweight and obese adolescents, from 5.9% in 2002 to 11.7% in 2004. From 2004 to 2010, the government set up and implemented health promotion programs to promote physical activity and good nutritional habits in order to prevent overweight and obesity in children and adolescents. Our study aimed to estimate the prevalence of overweight and obesity among adolescents in urban areas of Ho Chi Minh City in 2010. METHODS: A representative sample of 1,989 students aged 11–14 years was selected using a multistage cluster sampling method. 23 schools were randomly selected from the full list of all public junior high schools. In each selected school, 2 classes were chosen at random and all students from the class were examined. Age- and sex-adjusted overweight and obesity were defined using International Obesity Taskforce cut-offs. RESULTS: The prevalences of overweight and obesity were 17.8% and 3.2% , respectively. Prevalences of overweight and obesity were significantly higher in boys (22% , 5.4% ) than in girls (13.3% , 1.3% , p<0.001) and higher in children from districts with a high economic level (20.5% , 3.8% ) than in those from districts with a low economic level (12.1% , 3.8% , p<0.001). Additionally, children living in wealthier families were more overweight and obese than those living in less wealthy families. When using WHO cutoffs, the overall prevalences of overweight and obesity reached 19.6% and 7.9% , respectively. CONCLUSION: Our study's findings suggest that the prevalence of overweight and obesity among secondary school students remains high, especially among boys living in wealthier families. Public health programs should therefore be developed or improved in order to promote good eating habits and physical activity among youth in HCMC. HubMed – eating



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