School Lunch Waste Among Middle School Students: Nutrients Consumed and Costs

submitted by: Jfwcohen
Background: The National School Lunch Program has been guided by modest nutrient standards, and the palatability of meals, which drives consumption, receives inadequate attention. School food waste can have important nutritional and cost implications for policymakers, students, and their families. Purpose: Nutrient losses and economic costs associated with school meal waste were examined. The study also assessed if school foods served were valid proxies for foods consumed by students....
Authors: Juliana Cohen, Scott Richardson, S. Bryn Austin, Christina Economos, Eric Rimm

Clinicians Poorly Assess Health Literacy Related Readiness for Transition to Adult...

submitted by: gastro@scivee

Dr. Jeannie S. Huang discusses her manuscript "Clinicians Poorly Assess Health Literacy--Related Readiness for Transition to Adult Care in Adolescents With Inflammatory Bowel Disease." To view the print version of this abstract go to http://bit.ly/Kjbo1u.

Suicidal Ideation and Self-Harm in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth

submitted by: mustanski
Background: Suicide is the third-leading cause of death among adolescents and nonsuicidal self-harm occurs in 13%–45% of individuals within this age group, making these phenomena major public health concerns. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth particularly are at risk for engaging in these behaviors. Nevertheless, relatively little is known about the specif?c risk factors associated with suicidal ideation and self-harm behaviors in the population. Purpose: This...
Authors: Richard Liu, Brian Mustanski

Adolescent dairy product consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes in middle-aged women

submitted by: vmalik
Background: Type 2 diabetes (T2D) prevention has generally focused on the identification of risk factors in adulthood. Dairy product consumption in adults has been associated with a lower risk of T2D. Objective: The objective was to evaluate the relation between dairy product consumption during adolescence and risk of T2D in adulthood. Design: We examined the incidence of T2D in relation to high school dairy product consumption within the Nurses’ Health Study II cohort. A total of...
Authors: Vasanti Malik, Qi Sun, Rob Van dam, Eric Rimm, Walter Willett, Bernard Rosner, Frank Hu