Romanian Journal of Medical and Dental Education Volum 9 Issue 5, 2020 STUDY ON DIETARY HABITS OF FIRST GRADE SCHOOLCHILDREN IN IASI, ROMANIA

STUDY ON DIETARY HABITS OF FIRST GRADE SCHOOLCHILDREN IN IASI, ROMANIA

Catalina Iulia Saveanu, Norina Consuela Forna, Dalia Mohamed, Livia Bobu, Daniela Anistoroaei, Irina Bamboi, Carina Balcoș, Corina Cheptea, Alexandra Ecaterina Săveanu, Oana Țănculescu Doloca

ABSTRACT

The aim of the present study was to investigate the dietary habits of first grade schoolchildren in Iasi, Romania. Material and methods : The study cross-sectional included 200 children aged 6-7 years, attending schools in various districts of Iasi town, Romania. A 20-item questionnaire, completed by the children and their parents was used. Results: 51% of the subjects reported between meals sugar intake. The consumption of fresh vegetables was reported by 74.5% of the children, mostly once a day (52.5%). The frequency of fruits daily consumption was 2 times/day for most of the participants in the study (43%). 21.5% of the children reported no consumption of milk or dairy products. Conclusion: The results of the study underline the need for effective oral health education, addressed to children, parents and educators.

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