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Assessment of Nutritional Status And Diet Offered To The Students At Al-Ribat National University,

Assessment of Nutritional Status And Diet Offered To The Students At Al-Ribat National University,

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Title: Assessment of Nutritional Status And Diet Offered To The Students At Al-Ribat National University,
Author: Mohammed, Asia Abd Elsala Mohi Aldin
Abstract: This study was carried out to assess the nutritional status of students at the Faculty of Police Sciences and Law at Ribat National University and to evaluate the amount of energy offered according to their physical activities. 320 students participated in this study (240 males and 80 females). Data was collected using questionnaires which included some socio-demographics, physical activities and food intake (food frequency questionnaire), in addition to anthropometric measurements' of the students. Food offered by the university was also measured and evaluated for 4 consecutive days. A subgroup of 7 students (4 males and 3 females) recorded in details their physical activities for 7 consecutive days as to determine the mean daily level of activities (P/A). Results were analyzed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS: version 20). The results showed that the students’ ages ranged between 19 and 25 years. The majority 67% were between 21 and 23 years old. Up to 92% of these students enjoy normal weights (mean body mass index was 22.2±4.2). The study accepted that although milk was offered to the students by the university on daily basis, however, the food frequency questionnaires revealed that only 7.5% of these students took milk on daily basis. While a higher percentage45.3% daily took cheese. Up to 68% and 80% of the students ate broad beans and lentils respectively on daily basis. Red meat was taken by 55% of students daily. Twenty three percent and 26.6% of fresh and cooked vegetables were daily taken by the students. Higher percentage of students 36.9% ate fruits on daily basis. The study recommended that more attention must be directed towards the huge differences between students with regard to sex (more iron for females) and the enormous weight differences between the students which probably influences their caloric needs
Description: 116 Pages
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/15993
Date: 2015-09-13


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