Fruit and vegetable intake and weight-control behaviors among US youth
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To examine the relationship between fruit and vegetable intake and weight control behaviors among youth.
Data (N = 16,262) were derived from the 1997 national school-based Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS).
Results indicated that adolescents in this study, especially females, were at risk for inadequate fruit and vegetable intake. Weight-control behaviors were high especially among females.
Although some weight-control behaviors may be hazardous, adolescents who were practicing weight-control behaviors engaged in the positive dietary behavior of consuming more servings of fruits and vegetables.