Geography Influences Dietary Intake, Physical Activity and Weight Status of Adolescents

@inproceedings{Downs2012GeographyID,
  title={Geography Influences Dietary Intake, Physical Activity and Weight Status of Adolescents},
  author={Shauna M. Downs and Shawn N. Fraser and Kate E. Storey and Laura E. Forbes and John C Spence and Ronald C Plotnikoff and Kim D Raine and Rhona M. Hanning and Linda Mccargar},
  booktitle={Journal of nutrition and metabolism},
  year={2012}
}
Purpose. The purpose of this study was to assess rural and urban differences in the dietary intakes, physical activity levels and weight status of a large sample of Canadian youth in both 2005 and 2008. Materials and Methods. A cross-sectional study of rural and urban adolescents (n = 10, 023) in Alberta was conducted in both 2005 and 2008 using a web-based survey. Results. There was an overall positive change in nutrient intakes between 2005 and 2008; however, rural residents generally had a… CONTINUE READING