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Pupils' knowledge of foods with more carbohydrates

Darja Makoter (2016) Pupils' knowledge of foods with more carbohydrates. Diploma thesis.

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    A child needs a balanced diet for a healthy development in which carbohydrates have a large and important role. For children it is important to know and consume a varied diet which includes diverse foods with more carbohydrates. Spelt, is a less known grain among children, so it is important that children learn about it and include it in their diet. The purpose of the thesis was to determine how much do children know about healthy eating, how well do they know the role of carbohydrates in the diet and what is their knowledge of foods that contain more carbohydrates, particularly spelt. For the purposes of the research a thematic nutritional education was designed and carried out. It included 110 pupils aged 12 in 13 years. Before and after the education pupils filled out a questionnaire. Its purpose was to find out what knowledge do they have about the discussed contents. The results showed that the majority of pupils think that they know enough about a healthy diet, but they are not sure whether they eat healthy. They get most information about a healthy diet in school and at home from their parents. Interviewees estimated that fruit, vegetables and grain should be consumed often. With the term carbohydrates students often connect energy, starch, sugar and grain. We found out that the knowledge of foods with more carbohydrates improved through education. In practical work pupils have learned the grain spelt and dishes made from it, which they liked. The aim of nutrition education is getting to know new dishes and tastes and it includes practical preparation, too. The children are willing to include more diverse foods and dishes. This also affects on a healthier way of eating.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: carbohydrates, nutrients, healthy food, primary school students, nutritional knowledge, carbohydrate foods, spelt
    Number of Pages: 76
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    doc. dr. Stojan KostanjevecMentor
    asist. Martina ErjavšekComentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=11184457)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education, Biotechnical faculty
    Item ID: 3798
    Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2016 09:50
    Last Modified: 24 Sep 2016 09:50
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/3798

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