Survey of nutrient intake of male junior high school students
participating in a football club
Takayo INAYAMA,Kouhei SATO*,Jun OKA**,
Hisano SUZUKI*** and Hirohiko KAGAYA*
Dietary records of 39 male junior high school students who participated in a football club on
campus were kept for three consecutive days using a film with a lens.Subjects had adequate energy
and protein intake per body weight and adequate nutrient intake in terms of the nutrient density of
the diet.The nutritional adequacy of the diet might be expected to promote their optimal growth
and development.However,their diets were high in total fat and low in calcium and dietary fiber.
They consumed 33% of their calories from fat,whereas the current recommendation(Recommended
Dietary Allowances for the Japanese)is 25-30% for the age group of 1-17 years old.These dietary
risks including high fat and low dietary fiber were attributed to increased consumption of oils and
meats and decreased consumption of cereals and vegetables.The eating patterns displayed may
predispose these subjects to so-called lifestyle-related diseases in later life.From this survey,we
conclude that more attention should be paid to nutrition education regarding diet and health
promoting dietary behaviors among this age group.