polski | english | login
Array|Array|Array|Array|Array|Array

DOI: 10.18544/PEDM-24.02.0105
Pediatr Endocrinol Diabetes Metab 2018;24,2:72-81

Nutritional habits of 11–12-year-old swimmers against non-athlete peers – a pilot study

Grzegorz Bielec, Anna Goździejewska

Key words

nutrition, children, swimming, school, training

Introduction. Quality and quantity of food, consumed by a child have a great influence on his biological development. Dietary habits of children often do not meet criteria suggested by health institutions and schools. Nutrition of a child, involved in competitive sport should be rationally planned and obeyed. Aim. Comparison of dietary habits among two groups children: practicing swimming and non-athletes. Materials and method. Research group consisted of 11–12-year-old children attending the same public primary school. Forty six students engaged in swimming training and forty two non-athletes were examined. The following anthropometrics variables had been measured: body height, body mass, percent body fat and body mass index. Dietary habits of the children were assessed by the survey, created on the basis of a tools available in literature. Results. Children of both groups differed essentially in terms of percent body fat. Anyway, their body proportions meet the referred standards. A few differences were discovered in nutritional patterns among swimmers and non-athletes. Young swimmers more often consumed dinners at school. Moreover, swimming pupils ate dairy products more often than their peers, but ate fish less often. Non-athletes declared consumption of sweets more often when compared to the swimmers. Conclusions. Results of this study revealed insufficient number of consumed meal portions in both groups. There is a need of permanent nutritional education, provided by parents, teachers at school and sports coaches.


Article published in polish language



advanced search »

Article in databases

DOI: 10.18544/PEDM-24.02.0105
PUBMED: view

Similar articles

...

Response to low dose indomethacin in two children with nephrogenic diabe ...

Risk factors for cardiovascular disease in children with type 1 diabetes ...

Yeast-like fungi in the gastrointestinal tract in children and adolescen ...

Pediatric Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism

2018; 24, 2: 51-110
2018; 24, 1: 1-50
2017; 23, 4: 169-222
2017; 23, 3: 117-168
2017; 23, 2: 59-116
2017; 23, 1: 1-58
2016; 22, 4: 133-180
2016; 22, 3: 81-132
2016; 22, 2: 43-79
2016; 22, 1: 1-42
2015; 21, 4: 149-191
2015; 21, 3: 97-148
2015; 21, 2: 51-96
2015; 21, 1: 1-50
2014; 20, 4: 131-182
2014; 20, 3: 83-130
2014; 20, 2: 35-82