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Mod Care J 2013, 9(3): 264-272 Back to browse issues page
Studying Birjand Girls' secondary school students'nutritional pattern
K Namakin, N Moasheri , S Khosravi
Instructor Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran , n.moasheri@yahoo.com
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  Background and Aim: Suitable nutritional pattern plays an important role in girls' health. One of the priorities of Health, Treatment, and Medical training Ministry is training proper feeding during puberty. Understanding the proper feeding pattern for this age group will be advantageous in planning and performing nutritional menus. The present research was conducted to determine proper nutritional pattern in Birjand girls' secondary schools.

 Materials and Method: In this descriptive- analytical and cross-sectional study, 385 students from Birjand girls' secondary schools were chosen applying random sampling. Means of gathering data consisted of a three sectional questionnaire including demography, a 24-hour food reminder, and frequency of consumption during the previous week. The obtained data was analyzed using SPSS software, statistical tests X2 and one-way variance analysis at the significant level P<0.05

  Results: Findings showed daily breakfast consumption by 141 students (36.6%). Frequency of consumed between meals during the previous week was 4.55±3.1 and the mostly used between meal was bread and cheese by 44.7% (i.e.by 172 students).The least used between meal was chips and puffy candy by 8.3% (i.e.32 individual).Mean intake of foodstuffs during the 24 hours included 4.92±2.27 units of bread and corn(recommended dose=6-11 units), 4.46±2.17 units of fruits and vegetables (recommended dose=5-9 units), 2±1.14 units of dairy(recommended dose=2-3 units), and 2.9±1.5 units of meat and meat substitutes(recommended dose=2-3 units).It was found that there was a significant relationship between daily meat consumption and father's job/occupation and between daily fruits and vegetables consumption and mother's. Besides, a significant difference was observed between some foods daily consumption, place of education, and either of parent's education level.

  Conclusion: Regarding the findings of the study, it is advisable to instruct the students in order to match their food habits with the food pyramid.

Keywords: Feeding Behavior; Nutrition Assessment; Nutritional Status; Students; Birjand
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Type of Study: Descriptive-Analytic | Subject: Nutrition
Received: 2013/02/26 | Accepted: 2013/02/27
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Namakin K, Moasheri N, Khosravi S. Studying Birjand Girls' secondary school students'nutritional pattern. Mod Care J. 2013; 9 (3) :264-272
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