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Nutritional Knowledge and Food Preferences as Influences on Children's Restaurant Food Consumption in Turkey

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Intellectual Contribution by Mehmet Ergul

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Nutritional Knowledge and Food Preferences as Influences on Children's Restaurant Food Consumption in Turkey

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2008

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Nutritional choices and the lack of nutritional education have been found to play an important role in the increasing prevalence of overweight and obese adults and children.

The purpose of this research was to determine the impact of nutritional knowledge on Turkish children's food choices when dinning out. To gain insight into (a) children's nutritional knowledge, (b) parent's nutritional knowledge, and (c) parent's perceptions of the food preferences of their children, four focus groups were conducted with thirty-one parents of children four to six years old in Ankara, Turkey. This study revealed that nutritional knowledge and food preferences impacted Turkish children's food choices in food-away-from-home.

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