Eating habits of Polish children

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Introduction: Improper eating habits in childhood, usually based on a Western diet, can lead to overweight and obesity. They are also an important factor in the increased risk of developing many diet-related diseases later in life. Early identification of school-aged children with poor eating habits can help reduce the risk of obesity and the development of chronic diseases in adulthood. The aim of the present study was to analyze selected dietary habits of school-aged children and adolescents. Material and Methods: The study involved data collected from 2986 children and adolescents aged 10 to 18, attending specific schools in Poland that are part of the e-WF program. Results: In the study group, 76% of children and adolescents reported consuming 3-4 meals per day. A little over 11% restricted themselves to fewer meals, while the remainder adopted a pattern of 5 or more meals. Irregular eating patterns were reported by 40.7% of respondents. Conclusions: In view of the more frequent occurrence of nutritional abnormalities in children and adolescents, and thus the existence of a greater risk for the emergence of numerous consequences in later years of life, it is necessary to systematically monitor diet as a risk factor for the development of overweight and obesity, in order to implement interventions to counteract weight gain at an early stage of adverse changes.

Tytuł
Eating habits of Polish children
Twórca
Krajewska-Pędzik Anna ORCID 0000-0003-0991-635X
Słowa kluczowe
children; obesity; dietary habits; proper nutrition; body composition
Słowa kluczowe
dzieci; otyłość; nawyki żywieniowe; odpowiednie odżywianie; skład ciała
Współtwórca
Mikowska Katarzyna
Kozubal Adam
Data
2023
Typ zasobu
artykuł
Identyfikator zasobu
DOI 10.5604/01.3001.0054.1825
Źródło
Journal of Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences, 2023, nr 106 (34), s. 44-50
Język
angielski
Prawa autorskie
CC BY-SA CC BY-SA
Dyscyplina naukowa
Nauki o kulturze fizycznej; Dziedzina nauk medycznych i nauk o zdrowiu
Kategorie
Publikacje pracowników US
Data udostępnienia11 cze 2024, 13:10:37
Data mod.11 cze 2024, 13:10:37
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