Nutritional Status, Breakfast and Snacks Dietary Patterns among Middle School Students in Ramsar City in Northern Iran

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Hengameh Karimi , Fatemeh Shirinkam , Navid Jamalzadeh, Sahba Amini


Appropriate nutrition is an essential factor in student learning and educational achievement. This study was down to determine the nutritional Status, breakfast and snacks patterns among middle school students in Ramsar City. In this cross sectional study, 208 public middle school students were selected using cluster sampling. The data was collected by demographic and Harvard’s Food Frequency Questionnaire (HFFQ). The results showed, 92.8 percent had breakfast at home and 96.2 percent of them snacked at school. The results demonstrate the necessity for focusing on nutrition education programs for students and parents that are integrated into school curriculums.

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