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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Eating Habits, Nutritional Status And Body Image Perceptions Of Adolescents [hábito Alimentar, Estado Nutricional E Percepção Da Imagem Corporal De Adolescents]
Author: Caram A.L.A.
Lomazi E.A.
Abstract: Objective: To identify the eating habits, nutritional status and body image perceptions of adolescents. Methods: Cross sectional prospective study of 126 adolescents in a government school. The variables studied were: eating habits (through a questionnaire on food consumption frequency, meal types and eating places); nutritional status, based on Body Mass Index and WHO growth curves (2007); and body image through impressions of weight (high, low or appropriate). Results: This study encompassed 126 adolescents (12.5 to 18.8 years, 15+1.5 years [mean ± SD]), 64 (50.8%) girls and 62 (49.2%) boys. The following foods were eaten habitually: rice (95.2%), French bread (60.3%), beans (82.5%), fruit (60.3%), sweets and candies (57.9%), chocolate drinks (53.2%), whole milk (57.9%), juice (61.1%) and carbonated soft drinks (50.8%). Most of them (57.9%) ate three meals a day and were well nourished (74.6%), with 23% obese or overweight and 2.3% undernourished. Of the 29 classified as overweight and obese, 75.9% acknowledged their weight as inappropriate and 5.6% thought it was appropriate, although weighing more than recommended. Conclusion: Most of the adolescents assessed had healthy eating habits, although overindulging in sweets, with weak matches between body image and nutritional status.
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Date Issue: 2012
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