Table 5

Hunger, palatability, and satiety scores for test breakfast meals differing in GL and for lunch meals as consumed by preschool children1, 2

Outcome

LGL

HGL

P-value3

(n = 23)

(n = 23)


Hunger before breakfast4

2.3 ± 1.4

1.9 ± 1.1

NS

Palatability of breakfast5

7.9 ± 1.5

8.4 ± 1.0

NS

Satiety after breakfast6

7.1 ± 3.5

7.2 ± 3.6

NS

Hunger before lunch4

2.5 ± 1.7

1.8 ± 1.1

0.03

Palatability of lunch5

8.5 ± 0.8

8.4 ± 1.1

NS

Satiety after lunch6

7.8 ± 1.3

7.9 ± 1.4

NS


1Abbreviations: HGL, high-glycemic load; LGL, low-glycemic load; NS, non-significant (P > 0.05)

2Values are mean ± standard deviation

3Comparison between LGL and HGL test breakfast meals, Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test

4Hunger Scale: 1 = "very empty", 3 = "empty", 5 = "a little empty", 7 = "normal-not empty/full", 9 = "not empty all"

5Palatability Scale: 1 = "very bad", 3 = "bad", 5 = "okay", 7 = "good", 9 = "very good"

6Satiety Scale: 1 = "not full at all", 3 = "normal-not full/empty", 5 = "a little full", 7 = "full", 9 = "very full

LaCombe and Ganji Nutrition Journal 2010 9:53   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-9-53

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