Management in Health, Vol 20, No 2 (2016)

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ASSESSMENT OF DIET QUALITY AT TEENAGERS

Irina Eclemea, Dana POPESCU-SPINENI

Abstract


The purpose of the study was to assess the quality of diet in adolescents enrolled in education using a questionnaire consisting of 16 questions.

Based on this  questionnaire was calculated the Kidmed index that allowed classification into low quality diet, medium quality requiring improvement diet or optimal diet.

The results show that more than 75% of respondents had a low and very low quality diet, both girls and boys.

Conclusions: Evaluation of diet quality, using Kidmed, relatively easy to administer, can be a basis for the development of programs to promote healthy eating, by providing information about the respondents' current preferences. The results obtained in this study revealed a low and very low quality diet, just 6.48% of respondents having an optimal diet.

Key words: diet, Kidmed index

 


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