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ISSN 2077-7477 (Print)
ISSN 2077-7485 (Online)

A journal "Dovkillia ta zdorovia" (Environment & Health) publishes the articles on the problems in the field of medical ecology, hygiene, health protection and ecological safety.

Founder of the Journal:
State Institution "O.M. Marzeiev Institute for Hygiene and Medical Ecology of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine"

Frequency of publication:
quarterly

Environment & HealthISSN: 2077-7477 eISSN: 2077-7485
No: 2 (99)   -   June, 2021   -   Pages: 22-27
Competences acquired at school age and their role in formation of food behavior in young people
Hulich M.P.1, Petrenko O.D.1, Liubarska L.S.1
1 State Institution O.M. Marzieiev Institute for Public Health, National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine

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ABSTRACT:
Objective: We studied the knowledge of young people about principles of healthy nutrition as one of the main elements of health preservation and following these principles by them after finishing school.
Methods: We performed a sociological survey of 284 people (boys and girls), mainly 17-18 years of age, who entered higher educational institutions of Ukraine after finishing school. The survey concerned with the study of youths knowledge about principles of a healthy nutrition as one of the main elements of a healthy lifestyle. We studied a self-concept of ones own lifestyle and health control, knowledge of the role of adherence to the principles of healthy nutrition in health preservation, some aspects of food behavior, impact of nutrition features on the formation of chronic non-infectious pathology. We used the questionnaire method. The results were processed with the help of generally accepted statistical methods.
Results: Despite the declared knowledge, a sufficiently significant part of the respondents was found not to follow the principles of healthy nutrition and lifestyle.
Conclusion: The findings indicate a need to develop special educational programs on the formation of the skills of healthy lifestyle and nutrition for schoolchildren of general education institutions in order to develop their skills for the healthy lifestyle and nutrition.

KEYWORDS:
sociological survey, knowledge of the children about healthy nutrition after finishing school, food habits, principles of healthy nutrition, healthy lifestyle
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