Názory občanů České republiky na vzdělávání v oblasti výživy

Title in English Views of citizens of the Czech Republic on nutrition education


Year of publication 2017
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Hygiena
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Education

Field Pedagogy and education
Keywords health promotion; health education; citizens opinion; basic education; nutrition; diet
Description A representative sociological survey of Czech citizens’ views on health care and health issues has been carried out regularly since 1995. In 2014, the survey first included questions enquiring about Czech citizens’ views on nutrition education. The survey aimed to establish how well informed Czech citizens are about nutrition and diet, what their information sources are, and whether or not nutrition education should be taught in primary schools. The field survey consisted in a standardized controlled interview with a respondent, and the data were collected throughout the Czech Republic by professional inquirers of Spirox, s.r.o. The sample set had 1810 respondents, randomly chosen by means of quota sampling, which constituted a representative sample of Czech population over 15 years old with regard to sex, age, and region. The findings of the survey show that most Czech citizens consider their knowledge of nutrition and diet as good or very good. Media have been identified to be the main source of information for Czech citizens, followed by the family. Teachers were the least likely to be listed as a source of information. However, most Czech citizens think that nutrition and diet should be part of the Czech primary schools curriculum. This idea should be supported by all health education institutions.
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