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Nutrition risks by weight category

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Risk Present

Normal Weight

At Risk Weight

(BMI 85-94%)

Overweight (BMI>95%)

Chi Sq

P value

On a typical weekday





< 3 Servings vegetables

76%

73%

77%

ns

< 2 Servings fruit

22%

23%

30%

<.05

< 1 Glass of water

4%

3%

3%

ns

Daily sweet/salty snack

90%

90%

90%

ns

> 1 Soda/sweet/juice drinks

32%

41%

38%

<.05

During a typical week





< 2 Family dinners

3%

5%

9%

<.01

> 1 Fast food meals

13%

12 %

18%

<.05

Take Home Message:

Overall 98% of all children have one or more daily nutrition risks.

Notes:

Children eat fruits, but few vegetables per day.
Compared to normal children, obese children eat fewer fruit servings, while drinking more sodas/sweet/juice drinks.


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