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SPH study finds a widening gap in the socioeconomic background of teens eating family meals

on August 22, 2012 EpiCH, Faculty, Research and Tags: , , , , , , with 0 comments

A University of Minnesota School of Public Health analysis has found that, overall, the frequency of family meals has remained fairly constant over the past 10 years.  Yet research has also found families from lower socioeconomic backgrounds are spending less time at the table as a family. According to researchers, the shift is problematic, given […]

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Unhealthy weight control behavior falling for girls, but obesity rates rising for minority teenage boys

on January 12, 2012 EpiCH, Faculty, Research and Tags: , , , , , with 0 comments

A University of Minnesota School of Public Health analysis has unearthed some good news: unhealthy weight control behavior among teen girls is steadily improving as obesity rates fall. But the researchers also found obesity rates climbing among minority teen males.

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Carrying unhealthy behaviors into adulthood

on November 14, 2011 EpiCH, Research and Tags: , , , with 0 comments

Adolescents who engage in dieting and extreme weight control behaviors are at increased risk for continuing their use during young adulthood, a recent Project EAT study shows. These findings suggest that disordered eating behaviors are not just a “passing phase,” says Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, head of Project EAT (Eating Among Teens and Young Adults) and a […]

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