Vol 8 No 4 (2019): Volume 8, Issue 4, Year 2019
Articles

Comparison of Nutrition Status and Knowledge Level of Sports Trainers and Individuals Attended with Nine-Round Fitness Sports

A. Humeyra Islamoglu
Marmara University Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Turkey
I. Aycan Basoglu
Marmara University Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Turkey
Aleyna A. Ozbey
Graduates of Marmara University Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Turkey
Feyza Tosya
Graduates of Marmara University Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Turkey
F. Esra Gunes
Marmara University Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Turkey
Published October 29, 2019
Keywords
  • Nutrition Knowledge,
  • Nutritional Status,
  • Eating Habits,
  • Fitness
How to Cite
A. Humeyra Islamoglu, I. Aycan Basoglu, Aleyna A. Ozbey, Feyza Tosya, & F. Esra Gunes. (2019). Comparison of Nutrition Status and Knowledge Level of Sports Trainers and Individuals Attended with Nine-Round Fitness Sports. International Journal of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports, 8(4), 18-25. Retrieved from https://ijpefs.com/index.php/ijpefs/article/view/312

Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine and evaluate the nutritional knowledge levels and nutritional status of the sports trainers and individuals doing nine-round fitness sports, and compare the relationship between two groups. One hundred individuals doing sports and 10 trainers were included in the study. A questionnaire about general demographic information, anthropometric measurements, nutritional habits and sporting status were applied to the participants. In addition, 1-day retrospective food consumption record was taken to evaluate the intake levels of macro and micronutrients, and The Basic Nutrition Knowledge Level for Adults (YETBID) Scale was applied to measure the nutritional knowledge of the participants. The mean energy (kcal), protein (g), fat (g) and carbohydrate (g) intakes were found to be 1930±832,6, 117,8±61,3, 88±34,5, 159±111,1 for trainers and 1465±533, 81,8±33,9, 66,6±26,4, 128±76,9 for individuals doing sports, respectively. A significant difference was found between two groups in terms of energy intakes (p=0,042) whereas, no significant difference was found between the levels of macro nutrient intakes between trainers and individuals doing sports (p>0.05). According to the YETBID scores, it was found that the total score of individuals doing sports was significantly higher than trainers’ (p=0.037). It was concluded that the level of nutritional knowledge of sports trainers and individuals doing sports did not affect the nutritional status. Furthermore, dietitians should be present at sport centers and nutrition trainings should be arranged in order to prevent improper nutrition practices.

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