The Diet of Schoolchildren Between Theory and Reality

  • Anca Raluca Tanasă “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University Iaşi, Bulevardul Carol I, 700506, Romania
  • Andrei Răzvan Tomozei “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University Iaşi, Bulevardul Carol I, 700506, Romania
  • Neonila Gabriela Toader “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University Iaşi, Bulevardul Carol I, 700506, Romania
  • Cristina Elena Moraru “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University Iaşi, Bulevardul Carol I, 700506, Romania

Abstract

The health state of school population in Romania, represents a desideratum of the current period. The purpose of the study hereof was to point out the overweight cases among students. The research was carried out on a sample of 50 students (30 girls and 20 boys), aged between 9 and 12. We have applied the following measurements: bodyweight assessment, measuring the abdominal girth and a food intake questionnaire. After interpreting the results, we have concluded as follows: 52% are included in the category moderate underweight, 28% are included in the category normal weight, while 20% in the category overweight. In what concerns waist circumference, 26% record values between 50- 59 cm., 50%: 60-69 cm., 16%: 70-79 cm. and 8%: 80-89 cm. Findings highlight that eating issues are common among children. As a general conclusion, we wish to underline the importance of identifying obesity at school age and of implementing prevention measures.

How to Cite
TANASĂ, Anca Raluca et al. The Diet of Schoolchildren Between Theory and Reality. GYMNASIUM, [S.l.], v. XXI, n. 1, p. 73-86, june 2020. ISSN 2344-5645. Available at: <http://gymnasium.ub.ro/index.php/journal/article/view/587>. Date accessed: 06 aug. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.29081/gsjesh.2020.21.1.06.
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