Special aspects of Ukrainian schoolchildren’s eating behavior





eating, schoolchildren, diet, eating behavior


Purpose: analysis of school age children’s eating behavior. Materials: in questioning 408 schoolchildren (15-16 and 17-18 years’ age) participated. Distribution by sex was practically equal: 56.62% were girls and 43.38% - boys. The questionnaire included questions about frequency of eating some food during recent 30 days. Separate block of questions was devoted to eating habits and presence of the so-called “food trash” in diet. The bent to alimentary diseases was assessed by incidence of excessive body mass in respondents’ families. Results: The determined food consumption permitted to assume the presence of certain eating stereotype: for boys it is directed at development o muscular mass and for girls - mainly of limiting character, connected with diets for correction of constitution. Analysis of some food eating frequency permitted to mark out alimentary risk factors, which require correction and prophylaxis. Conclusions: the found special aspects of eating behavior permit to assess children’s health state as pre-nosology of alimentary genesis, manifested in excessive body mass, deficit of essential vitamins, minerals and food fibers; functional disorders of digestion.


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L.V. Podrigalo, Kharkov State Academy of Physical Culture

Klochkovskaya str. 99, Kharkov, 61022, Ukraine

S.S. Iermakov, Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz

Sport str. 2, of.209, 85-064 Bydgoszcz, Poland

O.G. Avdiievska, V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University

4, Svobody Sq., 61022, Kharkiv, Ukraine

O.A. Rovnaya, Kharkov State Academy of Physical Culture

Klochkovskaya str. 99, Kharkov, 61022, Ukraine

H.L. Demochko, Kharkiv National Medical University

4 Nauky Avenue, 61022, Kharkiv, Ukraine


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Podrigalo L, Iermakov S, Avdiievska O, Rovnaya O, Demochko H. Special aspects of Ukrainian schoolchildren’s eating behavior. Pedagogics, psychology, medical-biological problems of physical training and sports. 2017;21(3):120-5. https://doi.org/10.15561/18189172.2017.0304

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