Preventing Chronic Disease | Improving Children's Menus inCommunity Restaurants: Best Food for Families, Infants, andToddlers Best Food FITS Intervention, South Central Texas,2010-2014 - CDC
Approximately 32% of US children are overweight or obese. Restaurant and fast food meals contribute 18% of daily calories for children and adolescents aged 2 to 18 years. Changing children’s menus may improve their diets. This case study describes Best Food for Families, Infants, and Toddlers (Best Food FITS), a community-based intervention designed to address childhood obesity. The objective of this study was to improve San Marcos children’s access to healthy diets through partnerships with local restaurants, removing sugar-sweetened beverages, decreasing the number of energy-dense entrées, and increasing fruit and vegetable offerings on restaurant menus.
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- SourceUrl: http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2014/14_0361.htm
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- Language: English
- Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Date Syndication Captured: Monday, May 23, 2016 at 10:53 PM
- Date Syndication Updated: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 12:32 AM
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