RELAȚIA VENITUL FAMILIEI - ALIMENTAȚIE LA UN LOT DE PREȘCOLARI DIN ORAȘUL NEGREȘTI JUDEȚUL VASLUI

  • Adriana ALBU Universitatea de Medicină și Farmacie ”Gr. T. Popa” Iași
  • A. I. CUCU Universitatea de Medicină și Farmacie ”Gr. T. Popa” Iași
  • Andreea MALAIMARE Universitatea de Medicină și Farmacie ”Gr. T. Popa” Iași
  • L. L. INDREI Universitatea de Medicină și Farmacie ”Gr. T. Popa” Iași
Keywords: NUTRITION, PRESCHOOL CHILDREN, INCOME

Abstract

Growth and development are influenced by
genetic and environmental factors. From the environmental factors, nutrition plays a key role
and is income dependent. Objectives: Assessing food intake according to family financial
status. Material and method: A study was conducted on 134 preschool children (ages from
3 to 7 years of age) from a Negreºti kindergarten. Questionnaires were filled by parents for
weekly food intake and family financial situation. Statistical analysis used Pearson test.
Results: According to income the group is structured in: very low income (32.8%), low
income (28.3%), average income (26.8%) and above average income (12.1%). The majority of
the families provides milk to their children (58.9%), varying from 54.5% (very low income) to
63.1% (low income). Poultry is present in the diet mainly for 2-3 times per week (45.5%)
going from 36.8% in low income families to 55.5% in average income families. Daily fruit
intake is present in 59.7% of families, varying from 45.4% (very low income) to 68.7% (above
average income). Recorded differences have no statistic significance. Conclusion: Families
income is different but the nutrition provided to children is similar, being strongly influenced by
traditional nutritional habits.

Author Biographies

Adriana ALBU, Universitatea de Medicină și Farmacie ”Gr. T. Popa” Iași

Facultatea de Medicinã
Disciplina de Igienã - Sãnãtatea Mediului

A. I. CUCU, Universitatea de Medicină și Farmacie ”Gr. T. Popa” Iași

Facultatea de Medicinã
Disciplina de Igienã - Sãnãtatea Mediului

Andreea MALAIMARE, Universitatea de Medicină și Farmacie ”Gr. T. Popa” Iași

Facultatea de Medicinã
Disciplina de Igienã - Sãnãtatea Mediului

L. L. INDREI, Universitatea de Medicină și Farmacie ”Gr. T. Popa” Iași

Facultatea de Medicinã
Disciplina de Igienã - Sãnãtatea Mediului

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Published
2019-11-12
Section
PREVENTIVE MEDICINE - LABORATORY