Journal article

Associations between deprivation, attitudes towards eating breakfast and breakfast eating behaviours in 9-11-year-olds

Graham F Moore, Katy Tapper, Simon Murphy, Rebecca Lynch, Larry Raisanen, Claire Pimm, Laurence Moore

Public Health Nutrition | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To examine school-level relationships between deprivation and breakfast eating behaviours (breakfast skipping and the healthfulness of foods consumed) in 9-11-year-old schoolchildren and to examine whether attitudes towards eating breakfast mediated these relationships. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. SETTING: One hundred and eleven primary schools in Wales. SUBJECTS: Year 5 and 6 pupils within the 111 primary schools. Measures were completed by 4314 children. Analysis was conducted at the group (school) level, with each school representing one group. RESULTS: Deprivation was positively associated with breakfast skipping and consumption of 'unhealthy' items (i.e. sweet snacks, cr..

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