Habits of Polish students
As a part of the Comenius project “Cook alive”, we made a questionnaire about
students’ eating habits. 50 pupils took part in the examination.
Majority of respondents - 44 % eat only three meals per day, 32% of
people eat four meals, and only 18% eat five meals a day.
Dishes that most respondents eat (for dinner) are:
• Chicken fillets
• “Bigos” (cooked cabbage with meat and sausages)
• Pasta with cottage cheese
• Soups (chicken broth, tomato soup)
Most of our respondents (56%) have some fruit and vegetables
in their daily diet. 28% eat vegetables and fruit 2-3 times a week, 4% eat them once
a week and 6% consume fruit and vegetables rarely or not at all.
54% of respondents admit that they often eat sweets, while 46% feel that they rarely
or never have them in their diet.
The conducted questionnaire demonstrates also what pupils of our secondary school
most often have for their packed lunch. Main meals are:
• sandwiches and rolls
• sweets (candy bars, chocolate, lollipops, etc.)
Quite a big number of students also state that while they are at school they eat no meals.
8% of people answer that they often eat fast - food. 68% feel that
they rarely eat such food. Other people never eat fast - food.
67% of students participating in the study write that they drink fizzy drinks, 12% say
they rarely have such drinks, while 21% never drink carbonated drinks.
Thanks to the conversation with Mrs. Agnieszka, who runs the school shop, we learnt
Our students rarely take lunch or sandwiches to school so they buy them in the
school store. Most take bagels, which are the best at our school, pastries
and sweets: chocolate bars (such as snickers), and lollipops. Some of the students eat dinner
at the canteen, which is located in elementary school. Fortunately, the sale of crisps
and fizzy drinks was withdrawn from the school. There was also an attempt to introduce
healthy foods -yoghurt and fruit but the interest in these products was too small.
Besides, recently more students begin to buy mineral water, and less soda and jelly beans.
In the near future the school shop doesn’t promise any changes. If,
however, students propose to introduce something which is not very
unhealthy, it may "appear on the shelves. "
You can also say that students respond very well to changes. Besides,
if something isn’t in the shop, then they go to the store near the school.