UnHealthy AlimentationOuestionary applied for target group selection Please respond sincerely to these questions in order to offer us some informations about your taste for alimentary products.There is no wrong answers and you don`t receive marks. First part of the questionnaire ask you right informations about you and your family. 1.Write a few personal information First name and surname......................................... Age......................................................................... The place you live in: □ urban □ rural 2.In the school year time: □ I live with my family in the city □ I live with my family in the rural area and I travel to school by common transport □ I stay in the school hostel □ I stay in rent 3.Did one of the family members work abroad? □ Mother □ Father □ Both of them □ None of them 4.How often you eat with family during a week?□ Never □ Infrequently □ It doesn`t matter to me
5.Are you concerning about the way you eat? □In a high degree □Just a little □It doesn`t matter to me 6.How many times are you eat healthy food prepared at home in a week?□Never □Less than three □Every day 7.Give marks from 1 (the rarest) to 8 (the most often) for the following aliments depending how often are eaten in your family? □Meat □Eggs □Milk □Cold meats □Vegetables □Fruits □Cereals □Sweets 8.Do you prepare in your family recipes from Romanian traditional cuisine? □Yes □No 9.In what occasion? □Feasts and celebrations □Important events in family □Other situations.....................................................
10.What kind of cooler are you drinking most often? □Water □Soda (acetuous juices □Fresh juices and tea 11.What kind of brunches do you preffer in your school breaks? □Fruits □A sandwich prepared at home □Biscuits □Chips □Sweets □Burger/Cheesburger □Pastries □Pizza 12.Do you eat ever fastfood instead of lunch or dinner? □Yes, often □Rarely □Never 13.In what company do you eat these products? □In family □With my group of friends □With my classmates 14.Have you ever interdicted by someone to eat fastfood? Have you ever recomended to be carefully in consumption of these kind of food? □YES □NO 15.Are you associating these with idea of unhealthy food? □In a high degree □Just a little □Not at all 16.Do you consider that is necessary to learn right informations about a healthy alimentation from nutritionists? □YES □NO □I don`t know □I`m not interested 17.What do you think when you say the word `health`?__________ ___________ ___________ __________ ____________________ ___________ ___________ __________ __________
For The project The teenagers between fast food and culinary tradition was selected a target group of 37 students, its structure being representative for the school population of the Technical College No. 2 Targu Jiu. More than half of the selected students (21 students) come from rural areas, some are commuters and others living in the host home or hostel of the school, during the school year. For commuter students with a program in that mealtime cannot be met, there is a need of in a hurry snack and they are unable to serving two meals in family. Students who live at home tend to behave like their counterparts living in urban areas and adopt a style based food fast food live in the town comuters from the rural area students that living in the schools hostel students that living in a host home sudents that didnt answer Target group structure by area of origin and the place where they live during the school year
Over 60% of students come from families that have no target group member gone to work abroad. In families with at least one member went to work abroad it can see that in most cases, the mother is the one who is gone. Because in Romanian families the wife-mother is in charge of cooking, her absence will influence in adopting a diet based on cold food or quickly cooked food. As the wife-mother families in Romania is in charge of cooking, it will have no influence on the adoption of a diet based on fresh or cooked food quickly and brieflySituation about the members of family that work abroad in the target group mother father the both parents no parents
During the 6 hours spent at school students eat different foods in breaks between classes. Most of the students who begin the program at 8.00 do not get to eat breakfast at home and then it appears the need of feeding breaks. Although it was forbidden the selling of fast food products inside the school, most of the students consume such products they purchase from locations situated in close proximity to school. Food consumed by students in school breaks burger pizza chips pastries sweets
From the answers given by students is found that a few uses besides fast food products and fruits. Fruit consumption is low among young people, even if they associate this with the concept of healthy food. Fruits different fast-food productsAt the same time, less than 25% of them consume plain water or tea during these breaks, the rest preferring sodas drinks. Carbonated drinks are among the pupils favourites, even if they cause some metabolic disorders
The structure of target group about favourite drinks. 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 mineral water fizzy juices unfizzy juice or tea no answer
Approximately 70% of respondents said that fast food products are consumed in the company of friends and schoolmates. The entourage, the desire to be like others, to be part of the group, lack of information, makes most young people to behave like friends and colleagues, even if it means abusing food that can hurt. Environment where the students consume fast food products Friends School mates Family No answer
Most subjects said that they replaced lunch or dinner with fast food products, whenever they have opportunity . Young people say they do so in the company of friends and colleagues when they are in town, because it is cool, but some of them are forced to consume these products because they are prepared quickly. Regarding traditional dishes, most of the respondents declared that the families prepare traditional cuisine, but their responses show that this occurs rarely. Most commonly these dishes are prepared during religious holidays or when special events take place in the family.
Most of subjects of the target group say they are really interested about food but were not informed and do not know the consequences of daily consumption of fast food products. Some of them do not know which foods fall into this category. Three quarters of them say they want to be informed in schools about the balanced nutrition largely very little not at all
Conclusions Eating fast food has become a way of life for todays young people regardless of their cultural backgrounds, levels of development, the financial position of subjects. For many of them replacing traditional preparations based on natural products with synthetic means more aggressive behaviour The school documents revealed the fact that most of them come from single parent families, with parents working abroad or they commute (from rural spaces ) and have not received proper food education. This has created the need to acknowledge these students that their health or behavioral problems are largely caused by unhealthy diets. We think that the best way to achieve this goal is to run an European project in which our students understand that their problems are the same faced by young people in other countries and that a return to traditional natural food, is the best option. An effective way to persuade young people is to involve them in joint activities with partners from other states