Volume 16, Number 56 (Jan 2007)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2007, 16(56): 108-114 | Back to browse issues page


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Jafari Rad S, Keshavarz S, Khalilian A. Dietary habits in adolescent girls of Sari. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2007; 16 (56) :108-114
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-185-en.html

Abstract:   (7054 Views)
Background and purpose: An appropriate nutrition throughout the lifespan is important. As adolescent girls nutrition status can affect community health in future. We decide to determine the frequency and composition of food from different groups of foods in adolescent girls of Sari (North of Iran).
Materials and Methods: In the winter of 2004, 240 adolescent girls (14-18 years of age) from Sari high schools were randomly selected and food frequency questionnaires were completed. Also they were asked about their meals and snacks. Data were analyzed using SPSS version 11.5 software and the charts were drown using Microsoft Excel software.
Results: The results indicated that the most consumed foods in groups of meats, dairies, grains and potatoes, vegetables, fruits and junky foods were egg, yoghurt, rice, tomato, citrus and chocolate respectively.
Conclusion: This survey showed Sari adolescent girls dietary habits (in the winter), and it could be a part of studies to design a food program for them.
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