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Title: Energy intake associated with television viewing in adolescents, a cross sectional study
Authors: Van den Bulck, Jan
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: APPETITE, 43(2). p. 181-184
Abstract: The present study examines the energy intake resulting from eating snacks and drinking energy containing drinks while watching television. 2546 first and fourth year students in a random sample of 15 secondary schools in Flanders, Belgium received quantifiable, closed survey questions about average weekly TV viewing volume and about eating five types of snacks and drinking two types of soft drinks. On an average, the respondents watched 22:27 h of television per week (SD=11:53). Only 3.5% of the adolescents never eat snacks or drink soft drinks while they watch TV. Estimated daily energy intake accompanying TV viewing amounts to 19% of the Belgian average energy allowance (AEA) in boys and between 12 and 14% of AEA in girls. On an average 1 h of watching television equals the consumption of 653 kJ.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/8344
DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2004.04.007
ISI #: 000224438700006
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
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