Milette D. Dugninon,
Judith T. Juan,
Windie Dane F. Oropesa,
Jocylyn W. Angeles
College of Nursing - Benguet State University
This study was conducted to determine the dietary practices of Benguet State University Elementary Laboratory School (BSU-ELS) learners. It aimed to look into the frequency of food intake of BSU-ELS along with healthy and unhealthy food. It also determines the difference between the dietary practices of BSU-ELS as perceived by parents according to age, sex, monthly income and educational attainment.
The quantitative Correlational Design was used. Restructured questionnaires were pretested. The data was gathered through a questionnaire distributed to two hundred-twenty (220) parents of learners in the elementary laboratory school at different grade level.
RESULTS, ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION:
Findings revealed that young parents have better dietary practices of healthy foods than older respondents. There were significant differences of unhealthy dietary practices of children when compared to educational attainment and monthly income of the respondents. Parents who completed college and doctoral degrees have unhealthy dietary practices of their children. Further, respondents with higher salary were serving unhealthy food types.
Based on Findings, it can be concluded that the higher the income, and educational attainment of parents, it is likely that the children practice unhealthy food intake.