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Title: Qualitative study on nutritional knowledge of primary-school children and mothers in Tehran
Authors: Abdollahi, M.
Amini, M.
Kianfar, H.
Dadkhah Piraghag, M.
Eslami Amirabadi, M.
Zoghi, T.
Assasi, N.
Kalantari, N.
Keywords: Food
Nutritional Requirements
Mothers
Students
Schools
Issue Date: 2008
Relation: EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 14 (1), 82-89, 2008
Language: English
Abstract: The nutritional education demands of primary-school children in Tehran were evaluated in a qualitative study, through 20 focus group discussions, 16 for children and 4 for mothers, among 128 children aged 6-11 years and 32 mothers in 8 primary schools in Tehran. Children knew about the advantages of different food groups, including helping digestion, growth and increasing intelligence. They obtained their knowledge mainly from their parents and television, as well as books, teachers and friends. Mothers thought the sources that had most effect on children's nutritional knowledge were television advertisements, parents and classmates. Most of the children claimed that they preferred to learn about nutrition from their parents and television, e.g. children's programmes and advertisements
Description: 82-89
Subject: Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117410
ISSN: 1020-3397
Appears in Collections:EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)



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