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NCJ Number: 92811 Find in a Library
Title: Northern California Diet-Behavior Program - An Empirical Examination of Three Thousand Incarcerated Juveniles in Stanislaus County Juvenile Hall
Journal: International Journal of Biosocial Research  Volume:5  Issue:1  Dated:(1983)  Pages:99-106
Author(s): S J Schoenthaler
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 8
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In the summer of 1982, the administration of a large detention center in California decided to modify its dietary rules.
Abstract: As of Aug. 1, 1982, juveniles were no longer allowed junk foods, which were frequently brought in by family and were also previously used as rewards for good behavior. Instead, the facility's staff started preparing nutritious snacks which did not contain as much sucrose or food additives. These snacks included popcorn, unsweetened orange juice, as opposed to candy bars and soft drinks. During the following 12 months, the incidence of serious antisocial behaviors in the male population declined 21 percent, compared to the previous 12 months. Tables and 15 references are provided. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): California; Correctional institutions (juvenile); Dietary influences on behavior
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