Fast Food Consumption and Academic Growth in Late Childhood

  title={Fast Food Consumption and Academic Growth in Late Childhood},
  author={Kelly M. Purtell and Elizabeth T. Gershoff},
  journal={Clinical Pediatrics},
  pages={871 - 877}
Objective. The objective of this study is to examine the associations between fast food consumption and the academic growth of 8544 fifth-grade children in reading, math, and science. Method. This study uses direct assessments of academic achievement and child-reported fast food consumption from a nationally representative sample of kindergartners followed through eighth grade. Results. More than two thirds of the sample reported some fast food consumption; 20% reported consuming at least 4… 

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