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      Nutrition literacy and school lunch awareness and satisfaction among parents of Bengbu students

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          Objective To investigate nutrition literacy among parents of students in Bengbu, China, and examine their awareness of school lunches and satisfaction, so as to provide a basis for improving students’ nutrition.

          Methods Using a random cluster sampling method, this study carried out a survey among parents of students in grade 2, grade 5, and grade 8 from four primary and middle schools in the central and surrounding urban areas of Bengbu. A total of 2 051 parents were surveyed.

          Results The qualified rate of nutritional knowledge was 13.0% and the qualified rate of nutritional behavior was 63.0%. The qualified rate of nutritional knowledge behavior was 25.1%. The proportion of breakfasts consisting of at least three food groups was 28.3%. Nutritional knowledge was largely acquired through the Internet, accounting for 54.6%. The convenience of school lunches was identified as the main reason that parents opted for the school lunch program (86.7%). Parents’ satisfaction with school lunches was 56.8%.

          Conclusion It is necessary to strengthen the nutritional knowledge education of parents, and to enhance communication between schools and parents, as well as between parents and children.

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          【摘要】 目的 了解蚌埠市学生家长营养知识行为及学校午餐认知和满意度, 为改善学生营养提供相关依据。 方法 采 用整群随机抽样方法, 在蚌埠市区范围内 (不含所辖县) 分别从中心城区和周边城区各抽取4所中小学校中的二、五和八 年级2 051名学生家长为调査对象, 进行营养知识行为及学校午餐认知和满意度的问卷调査。 结果 蚌埠市学生家长营 养知识合格率为13.0%, 营养行为合格率为63.0%;营养知识行为合格率为25.1%;早餐包含3类及以上食物的比例为 28.3%;营养知识主要来源于“电脑上网”, 占54.6%;家长选择学校午餐的首要理由是“在学校吃比较方便”, 占86.7%;家 长对学校午餐的满意度达56.8%; 结论 应加强学生家长的营养知识教育, 加强学校与家长的沟通以及家长与孩子的 沟通。

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          Journal
          CJSH
          Chinese Journal of School Health
          Chinese Journal of School Health (China )
          1000-9817
          01 February 2021
          01 February 2021
          : 42
          : 2
          : 232-236
          Affiliations
          [1] 1Bengbu Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Bengbu (233080), Anhui Province, China
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          j.cnki.1000-9817.2021.02.018
          10.16835/j.cnki.1000-9817.2021.02.018
          198ad46e-361e-431c-98ac-1bda45792be2
          © 2021 Chinese Journal of School Health

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          Ophthalmology & Optometry,Pediatrics,Nutrition & Dietetics,Clinical Psychology & Psychiatry,Public health
          Health knowledge, attitudes, practice,Health education,Diet,Legal guardians

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