ERIC Number: ED208083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Ethnic Differences in the Nutritiousness of Diets of Hawai'i's Children.
Lai, Morris K.; Shimabukuro, Sandra
Data on the nutritional quality of Hawaiian children's diet, arranged by age and ethnic group, are presented in this paper. The data are drawn from a random sampling of the diets of 890 students. Tables show mean nutritional intake and the percent of calories from protein, carbohydrate and fat for elementary, junior high and senior high school levels. The tables reveal a general decrease in the nutritional quality of diets as students get older. In addition, it is shown that secondary level females had the poorest diets, with over 70 percent having iron intakes less than two thirds of the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA). The paper points out that a substantial portion of the surveyed children showed less than two thirds of the FDA for intake of calcium, vitamin A, thiamin, and vitamin C. It is also noted that the study indicated high intakes of sodium, cholesterol, and saturated fatty acids and relatively high caloric intakes from snacks and high sugar foods. (Author/APM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Asian and Pacific American Education (Honolulu, HI, April, 1981). Some tables may be marginally legible due to small size type.