The impact of social fac­tors on the nutrition of German children and adolescents. They say you are what you eat, but do you eat what you are?

Mader, Sebastian; Rubach, Malte; Schaecke, Wolfram (2017). The impact of social fac­tors on the nutrition of German children and adolescents. They say you are what you eat, but do you eat what you are? Ernährungs Umschau, 64(6), pp. 96-100. Umschau Verlag Breidenstein GMBH 10.4455/eu.2017.022

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According to the KiGGS (The German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents) baseline study of 2003–2006, the diet of most German boys and girls falls far short of the recommendations for an optimized mixed diet (optimiX®). On average, in terms of food consumption as a proportion of total energy intake, this group consumes only three quarters of the recommended amount of positively encouraged foods, and they over-consume “tolerated” food groups, consuming two and a half times the recommended amount. The triple- A model identifies neutral factors (especially available income), protective factors (especially high level of educational attainment), and risk factors (especially a migration background) affecting nutritional behavior. The results highlight the importance of setting-oriented promotion of healthy habits on the one hand, and the need for further research into modeling and analysis strategies on the other hand.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Sociology

UniBE Contributor:

Mader, Sebastian

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

0174-0008

Publisher:

Umschau Verlag Breidenstein GMBH

Language:

English

Submitter:

Sebastian Mader

Date Deposited:

25 Apr 2018 10:27

Last Modified:

25 Apr 2018 10:27

Publisher DOI:

10.4455/eu.2017.022

Uncontrolled Keywords:

nutritional behavior research, children and adolescents, nutritionrelated health inequality, triple-A model, KiGGS, German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents, optimiX®

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.108815

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/108815

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