Title

I'll have what they're having

Document Type

Article

Department

School of Nursing and Midwifery, East Africa

Abstract

Local boys socialise and snack in the town centre of a small rural township in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Rapid modernisation has led to substantial changes in the dietary patterns of children and adolescents in the United Arab Emirates. Over-consumption of sugary drinks, high-energy sweets, and high-fat snacks are paralleled with under-consumption of nutrient-dense foods such as milk, vegetables, whole grains, and fruits. Choices of food—healthy or not—are socially influenced, particularly for children and adolescents.

Comments

This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University.

Publication

Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology

Share

COinS