Jornal da Obesidade Infantil Acesso livre


Nutritional Preferences of Preschool Children for Breakfast

Kolasinli IB

The main purpose of this study is to identify children's breakfast habits and what they know about this topic, and see if they transfer all this into life. In this study, the case study design is used because the aim is to describe and interpret from holistic perspective children’s preferences for breakfast. The study was conducted with a total of 30 children from the morning group. For one week, the children were offered a breakfast buffet containing food from each food group and what the children ate was observed. The structured individual interviews planned with 30 children were carried out with only 28 children on the grounds that two children were of Syrian origin and could not speak Turkish at an adequate level. As a study result, those children that stated they choose their preferred food and beverages at breakfast according to what they like know the correct foods, which they called "healthy," but do not choose them.