Local data on Hong Kong preschool diet quality and eating behavior
302 HK children aged 30-60 months recruited from local kindergartens
The objectives of this study were threefold: to assess diet quality of preschool children in Hong Kong through 24-hour recalls; to investigate children's eating behavior and feeding practices of parents; and to study the pre-school nutrition environment, such as the types of foods and beverages commonly provided in local kindergartens.
- 24-hour dietary recalls with questionnaires on child eating behavior, parents’ feeding practices, etc.
|Children’s food preferences (% of surveyed children) [top 2 items]|
|Parents’ feeding behavior|
- The study showed that diet quality among children in Hong Kong needs improvement, and the results may be useful to develop nutrition interventions for improving children’s diet quality
Yip PS, et al. Diet quality and eating behavioral patterns in preschool children in Hong Kong. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2017;26(2):298-307. Link to PubMed