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Use of fat-modified food products to change dietary fat intake of young people
Quantitative Health Sciences Publications and Presentations
  • R. Curtis Ellison
  • Robert J. Goldberg, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Jelia C. Witschi
  • Ann L. Capper
  • Elaine Puleo, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Fredrick J. Stare
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Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
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Adolescent; Diet Records; Dietary Fats; Fatty Acids; Fatty Acids, Unsaturated; Female; Food Services; *Food, Fortified; Humans; Male; Schools
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.
Am J Public Health. 1990 Nov;80(11):1374-6.
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R. Curtis Ellison, Robert J. Goldberg, Jelia C. Witschi, Ann L. Capper, et al.. "Use of fat-modified food products to change dietary fat intake of young people" Vol. 80 Iss. 11 (1990) ISSN: 0090-0036 (Linking)
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