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Research Article
Volume 5 Issue 7 - 2020
Eating Patterns among Different Generations: A Descriptive Survey
Vitale Elsa1* and Germini Francesco2
1Department of Mental Health, ASL Bari, Italy
2Manager of Health Professions, ASL Bari, Italy
*Corresponding Author: Vitale Elsa, Department of Mental Health, ASL Bari, Italy.
Received: May 17, 2020; Published: June 25, 2020


Background: Eating patterns changed during the latest decades. This study aimed to illustrate the relationship between eating daily intakes and eating patterns among different Caucasian Italian generations.

Materials and Methods: A dietary questionnaire previously constructed and tested was self-administered. 40 Caucasian participants were interviewed in order to remember their typical school day, specifically what they ate, in order to investigate eating patterns for each generation.

Results: The oldest Caucasian generation group consumed more vegetables, fruit and fish portions than the youngest generations, who ate more fast food and junk food. This trend could explain some differences in anthropometric measures and in occurrence of chronic diseases.

Conclusion: This survey highlights new eating behaviors among Caucasian generations which represents the latest trends in eating patterns among the youngest people.

Keywords: Eating Behavior; Eating Questionnaire; Eating Pattern; Generation


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Citation: Vitale Elsa and Germini Francesco. “Eating Patterns among Different Generations: A Descriptive Survey”. EC Endocrinology and Metabolic Research 5.7 (2020): 10-22.

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