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Nutrición Hospitalaria

On-line version ISSN 1699-5198Print version ISSN 0212-1611


CANALES RONDA, Pedro  and  HERNANDEZ FERNANDEZ, Asunción. Implementation of the Food Choice Questionnaire in young adolescents and their relationship to overweight and other socio-demographic variables. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2015, vol.31, n.5, pp.1968-1976. ISSN 1699-5198.

Objective: The aim of this study is to analyze the behavior in choosing food among Spanish young teens, and its effect on the potential problems related to their weight (overweight and obesity) and other socio-demographic variables. Methodology: In the study included 590 students attended public and private schools in the city of Valencia, aged between 14 and 17 years, randomly selected. A personal questionnaire based on the Food Choice Questionnaire was conducted. Results: In general, young people choose their food based on the sensory aspects and the price thereof, and do not care about the effects on weight have their eating habits. No differences between students in public or private schools, or between those with normal weight or overweight are detected. If there is any difference in terms of gender of the respondent. Conclusions: Teens, when food choices are not very aware of the possible effects of these on their current and future health.

Keywords : Food; Youth adolescents; Food Choice Questionnaire; Obesity.

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