Differences in food consumption according to weight status and physical activity levels among Greek children between 1992/93 and 2006/07

E. A. Smpokos*, M. Linardakis, K. Sarri, A. Papadaki, A. S. Theodorou, A. Kafatos

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Abstract

Background There is a lack of data in Greece on trends in food intake according to weight status and physical activity (PA), despite the high prevalence of obesity. The present study aimed to examine differences in these parameters among first-grade children from Crete, Greece, over a 15-year period. Methods Children (aged 5.97.6years) from two representative cross-sectional studies participated during 1992/93 (n=245) and 2006/07 (n=257). Estimated 3-day food records were used to assess food consumption and energy-density (ED) [kJ g1 (kcal g1)]. Moderate-to-vigorous-PA (MVPA) and cardiorespiratory-fitness were assessed by questionnaires and the 20-m shuttle-run test (20mSRT), respectively. Results In 2006/07, compared to 1992/93, both sexes had a significantly higher intake of dairy products and snacks (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-267
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013

Keywords

  • children
  • dairies
  • food groups
  • obesity
  • secular trends
  • vegetable consumption
  • HEALTH-EDUCATION INTERVENTION
  • CARDIOVASCULAR RISK-FACTORS
  • SECULAR TRENDS
  • ENERGY-INTAKE
  • 10-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN
  • MEDITERRANEAN DIET
  • CHILDHOOD OBESITY
  • NATIONAL-HEALTH
  • NUTRIENT INTAKE
  • CRETE

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