Data

Year of publication

2020

Type

Mixed-Method

Design

Cross-sectional

Classification

N/A

Country studied

Brazil

Data

Primary

Data Collected

One food frequency

Study setting

Clinic

Age group of participant

Children/3-6

Participant sex

Mixed

Target population

Vulnerable (children)

Sample size

n=214 (participants)

Low adherence to traditional dietary pattern and food preferences of low-income preschool children with food neophobia./Public Health Nutrition

Goal

Associate dietary patterns and food neophobia in low-income preschoolers.

Results

The percentages of low/medium and high food neophobia among preschoolers were 85·9 % and 11·2 %, respectively. Children with high food neophobia more frequently consumed ultra-processed foods rich in sugars (snacks, filled and unfilled cookies and sweets), as well as protein-rich foods (white meat, cheese and yogurt). Three dietary patterns were identified (traditional, snacks and school snacks). Children with a high level of neophobia had lower adherence to traditional dietary patterns.

Authors

Anjos LAdos, Vieira DAdos S, Siqueira BNF, Voci SM, Botelho AJ, Silva DGda.

Journal

DOI