Evaluation of nutrition manner and nutritional status of girls during the period of adolescence, including girls who apply slimming diets
Ocena sposobu zywienia i stanu odzywienia dziewczat bedacych w okresie adolescencji, w tym stosujacych diety odchudzajace

Zuzanna Goluch-Koniuszy, Joanna Fugiel
2009 Roczniki Panstwowego Zakladu Higieny  
The purpose of the research was the evaluation of nutrition methods and the nutrition status of girls in the age ranging between 15 and 16, who had body substance, height, waist measurements taken; and the BMI, WC, and WHtR indicators were calculated. Three day menus were also evaluated and an inquiry containing questionnaire concerning the manner of apply slimming diets. It has also been ascertained that 40.8% of fifteen year old and 31% of sixteen year old girls apply slimming diets. It was
more » ... ing diets. It was discovered that only in 76% of younger girls and in 71% of older girls the value of the BMI indicator was proper. The problem of accumulation of fat tissue (WC > or = 95 c) around the waist concerned 4% younger girls and 10% older. It was discovered that the values of WHtR > or = 90 c were almost 10% and 23% in the cases of younger and older girls, respectively. Analysis of nutrition of the girls showed low energy value of the diet, too low total protein level, too low of complex carbohydrates, minerals (K, Ca, Mg, Cu, Zn) and vitamins (A, E, B group) and also liquids shortage. The girls have been educated in the form of workshops in the matter concerning healthy nutrition.
pmid:20063696 fatcat:3afda357lvaltnprzwho3hnpv4