Research topic: Child and Preadolescent Nutrition — Sugar in School Lunches

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Nutrition Research Paper

Nutrition Research Paper




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This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeNutrition related concerns encompasses all sources

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Research topic: Child and Preadolescent Nutrition — Sugar in School Lunches

Collison, K. S., Zaidi, M. Z., Subhani, S. N., Al-Rubeaan, K., Shoukri, M., & Al-Mohanna, F. A. (2010). Sugar-sweetened carbonated beverage consumption correlates with BMI, waist circumference, and poor dietary choices in school children. BMC public health10(1), 234.

The research hypothesis was that the consumption of carbonated beverages that were sugar-sweetened increased the circumference of the waist and lead to poor choices in dietary in on boys than on girls. The study used a cross-sectional survey design whereby food frequency questionnaire was used. There were 5033 boys and 4400 girls who were within the age of 10 to 19 years participated in the study. Afterward, the circumference of the waist was measured and was tested against the intake of the dietary (Collison et al., 2010). If was found that the obesity prevalence among boys to the girl was 12.2% and 27.0% respectively. Thus the circumference of the waist was positively correlated with the carbonated beverages that were sugar-sweetened beverages on the intake of boys only and the results were valid. Therefore, the study is suitable for my research to in that it contributes to development of literature and background regarding dietary choices among children.

Colby, S. E., Johnson, L., Scheett, A., & Hoverson, B. (2010). Nutrition marketing on food labels. Journal of nutrition education and behavior42(2), 92-98.

The hypothesis of the study was food labels may help customers when selecting foods that contain low saturation of fats and sugars. A ross-sectional survey was conducted where all items were packed in selected food stores were evaluated. These items were labels up to 56900 and the nutrition was surveyed. Colby et al., (2010) explained that 49% of the products had marketing nutrition and the other 48% contained both the marketing nutrition that was highly saturated with fats and sugars. Study findings were valid and verifiable. It was concluded that industry symbols were not helpful in ensuring that customers could easily choose low fats and low sugar foods. This is significant to my research in that it contributes to the explanation of what influences decision making in regard to choice of foods among children.

Kim, Y., & Chang, H. (2011). Correlation between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and sugar consumption, quality of diet, and dietary behavior in school children. Nutrition research and practice5(3), 236-245.

The hypothesis was that there was a relationship between consumed sugars and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder of hyperactivity among school children. A cross-sectio

Comment by Tim Cameron: Will you be adding the title page before this? Comment by Tim Cameron:


Children require different types of diets as they grow up. Every stage of development requires a specific type of diet to enhances growth and general well-being. This is why the federal government has set up rules and regulations and governs to school lunches in the United States. The government introduces updated National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs (NSLP) in 2012 to cut down sugar, sodium and fat intake in the schools. The program included introduction of fruits, whole grains and vegetables every day. Statistics shows that nearly one third of children and adolescents in the country are obese and overweight. Poor nutrition in school lunches also increases chances of developing chronic diseases such as kidney stones, heart diseases and diabetes (Schuna, 2017). Healthy nutrition among children and adolescents enhances memory development, social skills and fine motor skills. Nutritionally sound diets in children and preadolescents plays very important roles in preparing them to (for) a healthier future. It is therefore the responsibility of the government to ensure school lunches are free of excess sugar, salt and fats.

There a strong relationship between nutrition and brain development. High intake of poor diet during the earlier years in children leads to anxiety and depression in later years. It also increases emotional and behavioral problems. However, healthy diets such as vegetables, whole grains and fruits prevent children’s risk to for depression in later years. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA, 2018), whole grains contains vitamins B, fiber and minerals that helps kids in school to concentrate in class. The government through the USDA started offering whole-grain rich food in school lunches after the enactment of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act in 2012. The problem now is that these rules have been relaxed and children and adolescents are back consuming sugary foods. Also most schools do not adhere to NLSP program expectations.

You need a Population Concerns section

Methods This should be Nutrition Relation Topics – what areas of your research are related to nutrition?

Next should be Nutrition Interventions – what studies were conducted?

The research methodology used in this nutrition research paper involved systematic reviews of various sources involving children, preadolescents and nutrition. Most of these studies were obtained from government agency databases such as United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), NHANES and other nutrition databases. The research studies reviewed were majorly conducted through Cross-sectional surveys, surveillance surveys and experimental designs. Data were obtained through admission of questionnaires an