|Title:||Diet, nutritional status and school performance t among adolescents in Gaza Strip|
Holmboe Ottesen, G.
|Abstract:||The associations between dietary intake, nutritional status and school performance among 932 adolescents aged 12-15 years were examined in a cross-sectional survey in 2002 in north Gaza Strip. School performance was obtained from school records and height and weight were measured for body mass index [BMI]. Self-administered questionnaires included sociodemographic characteristics and food frequency intakes. Adolescents consuming fruit and vegetables more than 3 times per week were more likely to have good school performance [72.6% versus 59.9%]. When adjusting for sociodemographic variables and BMI, fruit and vegetables intake was positively associated with school performance [OR = 1.61, 95% Cl: 1.11-2.32] and stunting was negatively associated [OR = 0.53, 95% Cl: 0.31-0.90]. The findings support a broader implementation of school nutrition programmes|
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