Year 2018, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 217 - 223 2018-09-28

The Effect of a School-Based Nutritional Program on the Anthropometric Measurements, Blood Test Results and Eating Habits of Adolescents

Sevil Albayrak [1] , Ayşe Ergün [2]

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Objectives:To determine the effects of a school-based nutritional program (SBNP)

designed for adolescents in high school, who are for various reasons unable to eat a

midday meal, on their anthropometric measurements, blood test results and eating

habits.

Patients and Methods:The research used one group and was of a pretestposttest

design. 148 adolescent high school students who had difficulty accessing

a midday meal and expressed willingness to participate in the study. As part of the

SBNP, four sessions of nutrition education, each for one hour once a week, were

held and the students were regularly provided with lunch at school for 3 months. A

sociodemographic form, an “Eating Habits Inventory,” anthropometric measurements

and blood tests.

Results:Mean waist measurements were significantly lower at the last evaluation

compared to the preliminary assessment. The increases in Rbc, Hb and Htc after

the SBNP compared to pretest results were found to be statistically significant. Mouth

sores, gingival bleeding and hair loss rates showed a significant decrease.

Conclusion:The SBNP had a positive impact on increasing erythrocyte, hemoglobin

and hematocrit counts and reducing waist circumference measurements. In addition,

the SBNP also contributed to reducing certain skin and mucosal conditions (sores on

the edges of the mouth, canker sores, gingival bleeding) and the hair loss rates that may

be associated with vitamin deficiency. It is recommended that the impact of an SBNP be

tested for a longer duration with a larger sample that includes a control group.

Anthropometric, blood test
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Primary Language en
Subjects Health Care Sciences and Services
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Author: Sevil Albayrak

Author: Ayşe Ergün

Dates

Publication Date: September 28, 2018

Bibtex @research article { marusbed465498, journal = {Clinical and Experimental Health Sciences}, issn = {}, eissn = {2459-1459}, address = {Marmara University}, year = {2018}, volume = {8}, pages = {217 - 223}, doi = {10.5152/clinexphealthsci.2018.720}, title = {The Effect of a School-Based Nutritional Program on the Anthropometric Measurements, Blood Test Results and Eating Habits of Adolescents}, key = {cite}, author = {Albayrak, Sevil and Ergün, Ayşe} }
APA Albayrak, S , Ergün, A . (2018). The Effect of a School-Based Nutritional Program on the Anthropometric Measurements, Blood Test Results and Eating Habits of Adolescents. Clinical and Experimental Health Sciences, 8 (3), 217-223. DOI: 10.5152/clinexphealthsci.2018.720
MLA Albayrak, S , Ergün, A . "The Effect of a School-Based Nutritional Program on the Anthropometric Measurements, Blood Test Results and Eating Habits of Adolescents". Clinical and Experimental Health Sciences 8 (2018): 217-223 <http://dergipark.org.tr/marusbed/issue/39474/465498>
Chicago Albayrak, S , Ergün, A . "The Effect of a School-Based Nutritional Program on the Anthropometric Measurements, Blood Test Results and Eating Habits of Adolescents". Clinical and Experimental Health Sciences 8 (2018): 217-223
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ISNAD Albayrak, Sevil , Ergün, Ayşe . "The Effect of a School-Based Nutritional Program on the Anthropometric Measurements, Blood Test Results and Eating Habits of Adolescents". Clinical and Experimental Health Sciences 8 / 3 (September 2018): 217-223. https://doi.org/10.5152/clinexphealthsci.2018.720
AMA Albayrak S , Ergün A . The Effect of a School-Based Nutritional Program on the Anthropometric Measurements, Blood Test Results and Eating Habits of Adolescents. Clinical and Experimental Health Sciences. 2018; 8(3): 217-223.
Vancouver Albayrak S , Ergün A . The Effect of a School-Based Nutritional Program on the Anthropometric Measurements, Blood Test Results and Eating Habits of Adolescents. Clinical and Experimental Health Sciences. 2018; 8(3): 223-217.