Dietary Habits of 9–10 Years Old Children from Pilsen City

Authors: D. Müllerová 1;  A. Aujezdská 1;  L. Müller 2
Authors‘ workplace: Ústav hygieny Lékařské fakulty, Univerzita Karlova, Plzeň vedoucí doc. Ing. Z. Zloch, CSc. 1;  Fakulta aplikovaných věd Západočeské univerzity, Plzeň vedoucí prof. Ing. J. Psutka, CSc. 2
Published in: Čes-slov Pediat 2006; 61 (9): 502-505.
Category: Original Papers


Specific objective:
To measure contemporary dietary habits of the cities’ children from elementary school, in the age 9–10 years.

Examined sample and used methods:
Standardized food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) was administered and collected from a randomly selected sample of 400 children within age range 9–10 years from Pilsen elementary schools. Respondent rate for FFQ was 91.0% (364 children). Results: Results showed insufficient intake of vegetables and over consumption of sweats and soft drinks. In comparison to Food guide pyramid cereals created 4.5, vegetables 0.8, fruits 2.7, milk and dairy products 4.5, meat 1.8, sweats and soft drinks 1.9+1.7 and fats 2.5 portions per day.

Study confirmed non-healthy characteristic of dietary habit especially in sense of low content of vegetables and high frequency of intake of caloric dense food.

Key words:
dietary habit, school children, food pyramid

Neonatology Paediatrics General practitioner for children and adolescents
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