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Article: Dietary characteristics of Hong Kong young children: Implications for nutrition education

TitleDietary characteristics of Hong Kong young children: Implications for nutrition education
Authors
KeywordsChildren
Diet
Nutrition
Overweight
Issue Date2006
PublisherMedcom Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkjpaed.org/index.asp
Citation
Hong Kong Journal Of Paediatrics, 2006, v. 11 n. 3, p. 255-262+266 How to Cite?
AbstractObjectives: To examine the dietary pattern of Hong Kong young children and its implication for nutrition education. Methods: Dietary patterns of 316 children aged 6-7-years (121 overweight, 130 middle-weight and 65 low-weight children), were assessed by a standardised questionnaire and a 3-day dietary record. Results: Macronutrient composition (carbohydrates: 53%; proteins: 16% and fats: 31%) was similar in the three weight groups and in line with recommendations. Our subjects mainly consumed proteins from animal sources. Seventy-nine percent of the subjects reported routine snacking during school breaks and fat from snacks (22%) was higher than that reported in 1993 (15%). An inadequate vegetable (84 g/day) intake was observed. Absence of vegetables during lunch was reported by 22% of subjects and this was associated with eating out. Conclusion: Further nutrition education in young children in Hong Kong should focus on healthy choices of snacks, balancing animal and plant sources of proteins and adequate consumption of vegetables and fruits. The need for healthy school lunch and snack programmes should be emphasised.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/180611
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.194
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.123
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dc.contributor.authorHui, LLen_US
dc.contributor.authorNelson, EASen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-28T01:40:27Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-28T01:40:27Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Journal Of Paediatrics, 2006, v. 11 n. 3, p. 255-262+266en_US
dc.identifier.issn1013-9923en_US
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dc.description.abstractObjectives: To examine the dietary pattern of Hong Kong young children and its implication for nutrition education. Methods: Dietary patterns of 316 children aged 6-7-years (121 overweight, 130 middle-weight and 65 low-weight children), were assessed by a standardised questionnaire and a 3-day dietary record. Results: Macronutrient composition (carbohydrates: 53%; proteins: 16% and fats: 31%) was similar in the three weight groups and in line with recommendations. Our subjects mainly consumed proteins from animal sources. Seventy-nine percent of the subjects reported routine snacking during school breaks and fat from snacks (22%) was higher than that reported in 1993 (15%). An inadequate vegetable (84 g/day) intake was observed. Absence of vegetables during lunch was reported by 22% of subjects and this was associated with eating out. Conclusion: Further nutrition education in young children in Hong Kong should focus on healthy choices of snacks, balancing animal and plant sources of proteins and adequate consumption of vegetables and fruits. The need for healthy school lunch and snack programmes should be emphasised.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherMedcom Limited. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkjpaed.org/index.aspen_US
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Journal of Paediatricsen_US
dc.subjectChildrenen_US
dc.subjectDieten_US
dc.subjectNutritionen_US
dc.subjectOverweighten_US
dc.titleDietary characteristics of Hong Kong young children: Implications for nutrition educationen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.publisher.placeHong Kongen_US
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