SURVEY ON EATING HABITS ( GREECE)


General Questions
Almost half of the students have three meals daily. 64% have breakfast and prefer toast and cereals. Their main dish is lunch which is consisted only of one dish. All meals are prepared by their mother and they have them at home with their families. It takes them less than 30min to have breakfast or dinner but a bit longer, about an hour to have lunch. 65% eat something while watching t.v. or playing on the computer and almost half of them prefer a snack. They don't eat meat every day and they rarely have fish, but almost half of them have dairy products and fruit daily, which they prepare by themselves. Although 53% of them have always something to eat before going to bed, there is a 17% which sometimes have nothing to eat and another 11% which always go to bed hungry due to the fact that there is nothing to eat at home. They prefer dirinking water and fruit juice to soft drinks . They rarely eat out (once a month), but when they do they prefer going to traditional tavernas. They choose food that looks good or nutritious. They never spent more than 50€ for a meal for two when they eat out.
Shopping
Almost all of them (86%) do thier weekly (62%) shopping at the supermarket, while half of them have a shoppint list and a shopping bag or trolley with them. It takes them about an hour (70%) to do their shopping. They are interested more in price (53%) than in quality (27%). Almost half of them (46%) read the products' labels, but only 40% are aware of E conservatives and 36% avoid buying these products.
Trash / Litter
More than 50% recycle maily paper, glass and plastic. They get informed if the products' packaging can be recycled by the products' labels. Organic products are not recycled by 70% of them.
Healthy Habits
More than 70% believe that our health is influenced by our diet and that fast food is not healthy. Most of them (63%) believe that they eat healthily and they drink one to two litres of water daily. Nevertheless half of them think that they should lose weight. Almost everybody is aware of the proper teeth and hand cleaning and 67% admit having learnt about healthy habits and food at school.


LAST DIAGNOSIS (GREECE)


General Questions
There were several differences from the first survey. Fortunately, all changes are positive for their health. At first, half of the students have three meals daily, but now 50% have five meals a day.
About 100% have breakfast at 7-8am, 73,9% have a mid-day snack at 11-12 am, 60% have lunch at 14:00 pm and 70,6% have an afternoon snack at 16-17 pm. Almost all of them have dinner at 20-21 pm.
All of them eat something for breakfast , 50% of them usually have a hot drink and prefer toast, cereals and eggs. 66,7% prefer fruit and nuts for their mid-day snack. Their main meal is lunch which is consisted of two dishes. About 100% have all of their meals at home with their families and they go out to have a meal only for special celebrations. In this case they prefer a traditional food. They never spent more than 50€ for a meal for two when they eat out. About 80%have their breakfast and their dinner in less than half an hour and 90% have their lunch in about half an hour. Sometimes eat while watching TV and almost 42% prefer a snack . Almost 80% eat fruits and vegetables daily, 50% eat dairy products once a day, 80% don’t eat meat every day, they rarely have fish. They prefer drinking water and fruit juice to soft drinks, only 30% drink carbonated drinks. 100% use olive oil to cook.

Shopping

Almost all of them (86%) do their weekly shopping at local shops or open markets , while most of them have a shopping list and a shopping bag or trolley with them. It takes them about an hour (70%) to do their shopping. Quality, price and ingredients are the most important factors. Almost 70% read product labels, about 80% take a shopping list. It is remarkable that 100% are aware of “E” conservatives and avoid to buy products containing E conservatives.



Trash / Litter
There are rubbish bins in every single corner of the streets. There are also recycling bins for paper, glass and plastic. 100% recycle maily paper, glass and plastic. They get informed if the products' packaging can be recycled by the products' labels. Organic products are not recycled by 70% of them.
Healthy Habits
About 100% think that their health is influenced by our diet and of course they know that fast food is an unhealthy habit. Most of them (63%) believe that they eat healthily .100% learn at school about healthy eating. Almost everybody is aware of the proper teeth and hand cleaning and 60% choose food that looks good or nutritious. Almost all of them prefer a traditional home meal instead of pizza or hamburgers.