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Eating habits of preschool children

Katja Miloševič (2016) Eating habits of preschool children. Diploma work.

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    Abstract

    Children gain their eating habits in the first years of their lives. Therefore it is essential to offer them a variety of food from an early age and to introduce them to healthy eating habits. The purpose of this diploma thesis is to determine what kind of eating habits preschool children have according to their parents' evaluation and whether there are any differences in eating habits between the two age groups (2 and 4-year-olds). 100 questionnaires were distributed to children's parents. The results have shown no statistically important differences in eating habits between the two age groups. The majority of 2 and 4-year old children eat their breakfast and aftenoon meal in the kindergarten and most children eat dinner every day. On average children are served 5 meals a day. When at home most children consume their meals at the dinning table together with their families. Parents provide their children with healthy snacks. Older children consume more high sugar content snacks, e. g. biscuits, chocolate and candies. They consume fruit more often than vegetables. Even though children have more meals in the kindergarten it is essential for parents to provide them with healthy food in their households. The nutrition should be well balanced and consumed in a pleasant environment. Parents should encourage their children and other family members to have a healthy nutrition.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma work)
    Keywords: nutrition, healthy nutrition, eating habits, kindergarten, preschool children
    Number of Pages: 53
    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=11280713)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 4027
    Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2016 12:21
    Last Modified: 07 Nov 2016 12:21
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/4027

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