Medina J.A.,Grupo de investigacion DERSA Deporte |
Manonelles P.,Grupo de investigacion DERSA Deporte |
Guillen R.,Grupo de investigacion DERSA Deporte |
Lapetra S.,Grupo de investigacion DERSA Deporte |
And 4 more authors.
Archivos de Medicina del Deporte | Year: 2010
Body development is based on an adequate balance between energy consume and input. Human body is prepared for movement being sedentary life a non-natural behaviour considering our genetical design. 'The study objective was to establish a diagnosis about the nutritional uses and body development in a sportive scholar population and give them appropriate and individual guidelines to modify habits if needed. The study population were children aged between 4 and 13 years old who were attending to the "Football School La Muela" and had 2 training sessions and 1 match every week.. A nutritional registry was performed in a standard week detailing breakfast, mid-morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner and others. From an initial sample of 120 children, 77 were considered as evaluable, (as per complete and reliable data). The results showed: Sample studied presented good nutritional habits having 5 daily intakes. Breakfast should be reinforced as only 48,35% of them have a complete one. Food rejections and preferences were mainly shown in dinner with a vegetables consume of 42,1% which was substituted by potatoes/pasta/rice with an 84,03%. It's necessary to educate parents about the need of restricting products with a low nutritional quality in the morning and afternoon snacks and to eat fruits and sandwich instead. Most of the sample studied presented an adequate BMS. Obesity was present in a 3% of population requiring a prompt action based on changing some life habits in order to avoid further health problems in a near future.