Journal of Academic Research in Education and Review
International Journal of Academic Research in Education and Review
Vol. 4(3), pp. 71-77. May, 2016.
Full Length Research
Foodstuffs consumption among primary, middle and high school students in Kenitra city
Noureddine. Rhaiem*1, Rachid. Ijoub1, Hasnae. Lamine2, Mohammed. Ouhssine1.
1Laboratory of Biotechnology, Environment and Quality, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Ibn Tofail University, BP 133, 14000 Kenitra. Morocco.
2 Laboratoiry of Genetic and Biometric, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Ibn Tofail University, BP 133, 14000 Kenitra. Morocco. *Corresponding author: Rhaiem Noureddine. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted 10 February 2016
consumption of food products that are full of additives is responsible
for more health problems for the new generation. The aim of the present
study was to reach the preference and pattern of food consumption among
children and students. Four modes of food consumption were proposed:
daily consumption, weekly consumption, monthly consumption and no
consumption. A survey was conducted over 417 persons (males and
females). The tool used in this research was a questionnaire. It was
distributed to students of different levels (primary, middle and high
school). The results of the statistical analysis showed, that among 417,
88, 82% of students consume packaged products either one time per day or
one time per week. For The Multiple Correspondence Analysis (MCA) of the
daily and weekly consumption of foodstuffs by gender and school level,
it has revealed three groups for daily mode consumption and two groups
for weekly mode consumption. Each group of the above (daily and weekly)
consumes a certain food differently. For the most consumed products per
day and gender, we have found both boys and girls consume milk and
cheese. As for weekly consumption, boys have consumed more fruit juices.
However, girls prefer soft drinks. According to the school level, high
school students consume foodstuffs more than other groups.
Cite This Article As: Rhaiem N, Ijoub I, Lamine H, Ouhssine M (2016). Foodstuffs consumption among primary, middle and high school students in Kenitra city. Inter. J. Acad. Res. Educ. Rev. 4(3): 71-77