6. Examination of the Young Athletes’ Eating Habits

Foltin, Bianka – Kiss, Virág Ágnes

Nowadays, movement and maintaining health are becoming more and more prominent in both public life and the scientific world. In connection with this, we can meet many scientific developments and new recommendations. In the present research, we examined young athletes, primarily in terms of their eating habits, as the compilation of a proper diet contributes greatly to the ability of athletes to achieve the best possible results. The aim of the secondary search was to get acquainted with the young athletes’ health-consciousness behavior and eating habits. The primary search consisted of an online-, and paper based questionnaire as well. As far as data analysis is concerned, we only considered data given by the targeted segment of the respondents, which falls between the age of 15 and 35. For statistical analysis we used descriptive statistics and crosstabs procedure.  The results revealed that the majority of the athletes eat 3-5 times a day both in preparation and competiton period.  Furthermore, the overwhelming majority of athletes find conscious eating important, however, they did not find either the consumption of different health protecive or disease preventive food important. They also do not follow the latest trends in connection with sportfood.

DOI: 10.20494/TM/7/1/6

The Hungarian Journal of Nutrition Marketing. 2020. 7 (1) 79-88.

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