Frequency of family dinner and adolescent body weight status: evidence from the national longitudinal survey of youth, 1997.


OBJECTIVE To explore associations between overweight status and the frequency of family dinners (FFD) for adolescents and how those associations differ across race and ethnicity. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES A sample of 5014 respondents between 12 and 15 years of age from the 1997 wave of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 (NLSY97) was used… (More)


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