Struktura stravy 11-letých dětí - studie ELSPAC

Title in English The Diet Structure of 11-year-old Children - the ELSPAC Study


Year of publication 2008
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Československá pediatrie
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Field Endocrinology, diabetology, metabolism, nutrition
Keywords nutrition; diet structure; foodstuff groups; 11-year-old-children; ELSPAC
Description The described research was performed within the ELSPAC project, which aims to study in a longitudinal manner a wide variety of child growth determinants, mainly environmental, family, life-style and social factors. The goal of this part is to give basic descriptive nutritional characteristics, especially which concern the nutrition structure based on data acquired from the ELSPAC study sample at the age of eleven. The results have pointed out significant shortcomings in the main foodstuff group representation when some report insufficient consumption while others too high. The importance of nutrition in childhood for health in adulthood is emphasized. The study has also shown the importance of evaluation type, for example average frequencies versus their distribution in the study sample.
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