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__Armaghane Danesh__ 2009, 14(1): 79-89 Back to browse issues page
The Impact of the Mothers' Nutritional Education on 12-30 Months Toddlers Food Pattern
R Gashmard 1, Z Kashani nia , F Sajedi , M Rahgozar
1- , roqayeh_512@yahoo.com
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ABSTRACT: Introduction & Objective: Considering the importance of nutrition in early years and mother’s prominent role ,the objective of the present study was to evaluate the impact of nutritional education to mothers on 12-30 months toddlers food pattern. Materials & Methods: In this quasi-exprimental study subjects were consisted of 242 mothers with their 12-30 months toddlers who were referring to health-care centers in Tehran, Iran, in 2006. After defining the number of the samples, allocation of each health-care center was done by PPS1 method and then sequentially distributed into two groups, intervention and control. Data collection was done in two stages: at the beginning of the study and one month after intervention by three tools 1)questionnaire 2)scale 3)tape meter. During three months, mothers who participated in nutrition education program completed the FFQ. The researcher gave adequate comments to intervention group by face to face teaching. Data analysing was done by chi-squre, paired t.test & analysis of variance of repeated measures. Results: Before intervention, condition of food score was 6.859 and Z score was 2.789. After intervention, the conditionof food score was 7.983 and Z score was found to be 1.722. Before the intervention, in both groups, meat, fat, and sugar consumption was higher than normal ranges. After the intervention, fruit and vegetable consumption was increased. Before intervention, the condition of food questionnaire score was in middle range in two groups while the condition in intervention group was increased after intervention. Conclusion: Z score before intervention in two groups shows overwieght, but after the intervention lossing of wieght was seen.
Keywords: KEYWORDS:Nutrition Education, Pattern Food, Toddler
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/05/26 | Accepted: 2015/05/26 | Published: 2015/05/26

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