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Journal:   INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE   2014 , Volume 5 , Number 5; Page(s) 611 To 616.
 
Paper: 

NUTRITIONAL ASSESSMENT FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN IN TEHRAN: AN EVALUATION OF DIETARY PATTERN WITH EMPHASIS ON SNACKS AND MEALS CONSUMPTION

 
 
Author(s):  AMINI MARYAM, DADKHAH PIRAGHAJ MONIREH, ABTAHI MITRA*, ABDOLLAHI MORTEZA, HOUSHIARRAD ANAHITA, KIMIAGAR MASOUD
 
* 7, WEST ARGHAVAN STREET, FARAHZADI BLVD, SANAT SQUARE, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: In order to provide better advice for prevention of obesity and eating disorders among children, there is a need to have more knowledge of their dietary patterns. This study examined meal and snacking patterns of primary school children in Tehran.
Methods: A total of 761 male and female primary school children from all educational areas in Tehran were recruited in a cross-sectional survey. The data was collected by interviewing the students and their mothers or caregivers. Information on food consumption patterns was collected by one 24-h-recall and one snack-oriented food frequency questionnaire which covered a period of 1 month. Means, standard deviations, frequencies, percentages, energy and nutrient analyzes and nutrient densities were reported.
Results: All of the students snacked at least once on the day of the survey. Snacks provided 38% of total energy intake by the students. Fruits and sweet snacks were consumed by almost all of the students during a week. Energy and most nutrient intakes from meals were greater than those consumed from snacks. Snacks had a higher density of fiber, carbohydrate, calcium, iron, vitamin C, riboflavin and thiamin and had a lower density of protein, fat and niacin, compared with main meals. Salty snacks such as extruded cheese curls (Cheetos) and chips were not consumed so often.
Conclusions: Results provide detailed information about dietary patterns, which in turn enable development of targeted messages and/or interventions to improve nutritional status of school children.

 
Keyword(s): CHILDREN, NUTRITIONAL VALUE, PRIMARY SCHOOL, SNACKING PATTERN
 
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