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|Other Titles:||Snacks Intake Status of Preschool Children and Parental Attitudes and Behaviors for Snacks Intake|
Department of Health Promotion and Health Education National Taiwan Normal University
Purpose: There are many studies found that there are more and more school-age children ea ting snacks. However, the condition of preschool children's snack-eating habits is not complete investigation. The aim of this study was to investigate the snack-eating habits of preschool children and the relationship with parental attitude. Methods: The study subjects were recruited from five kindergartens in Taichung City. The questionnaires are filled by their parents or guardians. A total of 162 preschool children (ages 4-6 years) were participation in this study. Results: The result of this study showed that 89% children are used to eating snacks. The children's favorite top three snacks were dried seaweed (84%), cookie and pudding (81%) and yogurt drinks (79%). The largest snacks intake frequency of preschool children is cookies, process dairy product and soft candy in sequence. The higher of mother's educational levels, the lower of their children intake snacks. The result of this study showed that parents used to eat snacks, their children also snack-eating habits. Parents consent their children to eat snacks, their children also snack-eating habits. Conclusion: Our study indicated that the preschool children generally exhibited snacks intake habits. Parents should establish good dietary habits and behaviors of own and their children. Furthermore, parents should provide more fresh and healthy food and keep the junk food with high-sugar, high-salt, and high-fat away from children to maintain healthy development.
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