Publication details

Eating habits of choldren attending B-fresh dance studio



Year of publication 2010
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Medunarodna naučna konferencija "Teorijski, metodološki i metodički aspekti takmičenja i pripreme sportista". Zbornik radova
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Sports Studies

Field Sport and leisure time activities
Keywords eating habits; children; dancing
Description B-fresh Dance assembles children, young and adult people for the purpose of support and development of the art of modern dance and its promotion among the public. The dancers train 2–3 times a week, they take part in weekend workshops and holiday week-long dance workshops. B-fresh Dance Studio has over 120 members. B-fresh Dance Studio divides its dancers into three age groups: children 6 – 10, juniors 11 – 14 and adult 15 – X. The research presented in this paper dealt with the nutrition of children who do sports actively, with focus on the diet of dancers. In total, 40 persons took part in the research, out of which 36 were juniors aged 11–14, one child aged 10 and 3 persons from the adult group aged 15–16 (a 15-year-old girl and a girl and a boy aged 16). The research was conducted using questionnaires. The questionnaires were filled in anonymously. The children wrote, they consume most often 4 foods per a day. Most of girls (27) and all 3 boys drink 1 – 2 l liquid daily. The surveyed children drink most often water (18 girls and 1 boy) or sweet spring water (14 girls and 2 boys). The most of children wrote they consume fruits once a week. The same number of children consumed vegetable once a week (13 girls and 1 boy) or multiple times a week (14 girls, no one boy). 16 girls and 2 boys sad, they have an experience with alcohol. Only 2 girls have cigarette experience. The children attending B-fresh Dance Studio consume the right number of meals during a day. Most of the children drink 1–2 l of liquid daily, although high percentage of the children (30 %) prefer sweetened mineral water. The consumption of fruits and vegetable in surveyed children were absolutely deficient. Alarming fact is that nearly a half of the children at their early age already have some experience with alcohol (45 % of the children declare so); on the other hand, it is positive that only 2 girls out of the entire sample have experience with cigarettes.

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