• Journal Article

Influence of body composition on the accuracy of reported energy intake in children

Citation

Fisher, J. O., Johnson, R. K., Lindquist, C., Birch, L. L., & Goran, M. I. (2000). Influence of body composition on the accuracy of reported energy intake in children. Obesity Research, 8(8), 597-603.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Mis-reporting dietary intake is a substantial barrier to understanding the role of dietary behavior in disease. Work with adults indicates that heavier individuals under-report dietary intake and that under-reporting may be macronutrient-specific. Whether weight status and macronutrient intake influence the accuracy of dietary reports among children, however, is less clear. This research evaluated children's dietary reporting accuracy as a function of their relative weight, body composition, and macronutrient intake. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES: Participants included 1