:: Volume 18, Issue 8 (5-2013) ::
__Armaghane Danesh__ 2013, 18(8): 661-671 Back to browse issues page
Assessment of Snacks Consumption among High School Students of Tehran during 2010-2011 Years
F Jafari 1, M Aminzadeh, F Gitinavard
1- , jafarifarhaddr@yahoo.com
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Abstract Background & aim: Eating snacks during the day can lead to energy distribution and improvement of the health status of students. The aim of this study was to assess the pattern of snack consumption among high school students in region 8 of Tehran. Methods: This descriptive cross sectional study was performed on 300 high school students in district 8 of Tehran educational board during 2010-2011. Cluster sampling was done as a random method. Data were collected by a researcher-made questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Spearman, Pearson and ANOVA. Results: The mean age of participants was 16.2±0.9. 64.6% of students ate snacks everyday and 10.1% of them didn’t use any snack at school. Most students (14.8%) ate sandwich as snack prepared by school’s buffet every day. Tea (12.4%), fruits (12%), cheese bread (10%) and home -made sandwiches (7.9%) were also used as snacks. Results showed that among food consumed as snack, sandwich consumption was negatively associated to the grade of previous semester. Moreover, the consumption of blowgun and cakes were increased in children with more educated fathers. Conclusion: Despite the fact that the consumption of snacks during school attendance is good in terms of quantity, but the quality and usefulness of food still need more attention Keyword: Snack, High school, Average, Student
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/05/5 | Accepted: 2015/05/5 | Published: 2015/05/5

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