ID 106007
Author
Yamaguchi, Atsuko International Nutrition, Ochanomizu University Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences
Tanaka, Nobuko Department of School Lunch Program, Ministry of Education, Science and Sports
Eguchi, Yoko Department of School Lunch Program, Saga Prefecture Office
Kuno, Kazue Department of Health and Nutrition Science, Faculty of Health and Social Welfare Sciences, Nishikyushu University
Wakikawa, Noriko International Nutrition, Ochanomizu University Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences
Sarukura, Nobuko International Nutrition, Ochanomizu University Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences
Fukinbara, Mina International Nutrition, Ochanomizu University Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences
Yamamoto, Shigeru International Nutrition, Ochanomizu University Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences|International Nutrition, Jumonji University Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory
Keywords
Japanese
school children
energy intake
necessary survey day
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Theoretically, the longer the period of a nutrition survey, the more reliable the results. However, a long survey can impose a burden on subjects and cause the results to become inaccurate. For adults, a 3 non-consecutive day survey is usually recommended ; however, for school children, at least in Japan, it has not been determined whether this is necessary. In this study we conducted a survey of 7 days and tried to find the minimum number of days necessary to determine the energy intake. The subjects were about 300 children aged from 6 to 7, 10 to 11 and 13 to 14 years old in a city in the western part of Japan. The weighing method was used for the school lunch and other meals were surveyed by 24-recalling method. For the 6-7 year-old school children, guardians were asked to keep dietary records. The final number of subjects who were able to complete the 7-day survey was 139. Energy intakes for each weekday were not statistically different (p>0.05) and those for each weekend did not differ (p>0.05). Average energy intakes on weekdays were higher than those on weekend days in 10-11 and 13-14 year-old children. The average intakes of energy in 10-11 and 13-14 year-old children were lower than Japanese estimated energy requirements (EER). However, body weight of more than 90% of subjects was within the normal range. The results suggest that a survey of one weekday is reliable for all weekdays and that of one week-end day is reliable for any weekend day and also indicate the necessity of further studies of EER in rapidly growing children.
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
59
Issue
1-2
Start Page
111
End Page
115
Sort Key
111
Published Date
2012-02
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language
eng
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departments
Medical Sciences