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Endocrinol Nutr. 2014 May;61(5):242-51. doi: 10.1016/j.endonu.2013.11.006. Epub 2014 Jan 31.

[Analysis of knowledge about healthy breakfast and its relation to life style habits and academic performance in compulsory secondary students].

[Article in Spanish]

Author information

1
Departamento de Didáctica de la Expresión Musical, Plástica y Corporal, Facultad de Educación, Universidad de Extremadura, Badajoz, España. Electronic address: luiscordoba@unex.es.
2
Unidad de Nutrición Clínica y Dietética, Sección de Endocrinología y Nutrición, Hospital Universitario Infanta Cristina, Badajoz, España.
3
Departamento de Didáctica de la Expresión Musical, Plástica y Corporal, Facultad de Educación, Universidad de Extremadura, Badajoz, España.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

The main objective of the study is to analyze whether students of Compulsory Secondary Education (ESO) of Badajoz city known foods that are part of a healthy breakfast. It also intends to see the relationship of this knowledge with lifestyle habits and academic performance.

MATERIALS AND METHOD:

A representative sample of 1197 secondary students in the city of Badajoz (Spain) (50.1% female) was calculated their Body Mass Index (BMI) and were asked to fill in a questionnaire, previously validated in a pilot study, which included sociodemographic items as well as others related with life style habits. They were also asked to choose among a series of food, which of them were a part of a healthy breakfast.

RESULTS:

49.2% of adolescents know foods which are a part of a healthy breakfast. Very low correlations were obtained between all the variables analyzed and knowledge of foods that make up a healthy breakfast. However, within a few variables are significant differences (P<.05) between subgroups, such as families of students with low cultural level of aided schools, repeaters, without reading habit, passing lot of time with friends, who have been on a diet, make less than 3 meals a day and spend less than 10minutes for breakfast and know the amount of fruit that should be consumed daily.

CONCLUSIONS:

Life style habits of adolescents are not related to the knowledge about the foods that are part of a healthy breakfast.

KEYWORDS:

Academic performance; Adolescentes; Badajoz; Desayuno saludable; Healthy breakfast; Hábitos de vida; Lifestyle habits; Rendimiento académico; Teenagers

PMID:
24486035
DOI:
10.1016/j.endonu.2013.11.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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