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Nutritional Knowledge and Practices, Lifestyle Characteristics and Anthropometric Status of Turks and Caicos Islands Elementary School Children

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.111
Pages: 
29–36
Synopsis: 
Assessment of nutritional status and knowledge of 297 elementary school children in Turks and Caicos Islands revealed that most (70%) knew non-communicable diseases were related to diet and obesity. However, levels of physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption were low, while overweight/obesity level was high (41%).

ABSTRACT

Objectives: To assess nutritional status, knowledge, practices and lifestyle characteristics of Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) primary school children.

Subjects and Methods: Sociodemographic, nutrition knowledge and lifestyle information were collected via an interviewer-assisted questionnaire from grade 5 to 6 participants in a cross-sectional survey; anthropometrics were collected by trained interviewers.

Accepted: 
18 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 28 Apr, 2015
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