Scores on the dietary guideline index for children and adolescents are associated with nutrient intake and socio-economic position but not adiposity.

@article{Golley2011ScoresOT,
  title={Scores on the dietary guideline index for children and adolescents are associated with nutrient intake and socio-economic position but not adiposity.},
  author={Rebecca Golley and Gilly A Hendrie and Sarah A McNaughton},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2011},
  volume={141 7},
  pages={1340-7}
}
Diet quality indices reflect overall dietary patterns better than single nutrients or food groups. The study aims were to develop a measure of adherence with dietary guidelines applicable to child and adolescent populations in Australia and determine the association between index scores and food and nutrient intake, socio-demographic characteristics, and measures of adiposity. Data were analyzed from 4- to 16-y-old participants of the 2007 Australian Children's Nutrition and Physical Activity… CONTINUE READING

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