Assessment of Polyphenols, Beta-Carotene, and Vitamin C Intake with Daily Diets by Primary School Children

Aneta Kopeć , Ewa Cieślik , Teresa Leszczyńska , Agnieszka Filipiak-Florkiewicz , Barbara Wielgos , Ewa Piątkowska , Angelika Bodzich , Elżbieta Grzych-Tuleja


The aim of this study was to analytically evaluate the daily intake of total polyphenols, β-carotene, and vitamin C by 10- to 12-year-old children. Twenty four–hour dietary recalls were collected in spring and autumn 2006 from students in Krakow and Skawina (Malopolska region, Poland). The content of vitamin C, polyphenols, and β-carotene was determined in reconstructed daily diets. Statistical analysis did not show any significant differences between the mean intake of measured compounds according to school location, gender, or season. Diets of children contained adequate amounts of polyphenols in relation to the recommended values. Intake of β-carotene usually exceeded the recommended retinol equivalent; in contrast, vitamin C did not meet requirements. Increased consumption of fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C is recommended.
Author Aneta Kopeć (FoFT / DoHN)
Aneta Kopeć,,
- Department of Human Nutrition
, Ewa Cieślik (FoFT / DoToCaC / MCfM)
Ewa Cieślik,,
- Malopolska Centre for Monitoring
, Teresa Leszczyńska (FoFT / DoHN)
Teresa Leszczyńska,,
- Department of Human Nutrition
, Agnieszka Filipiak-Florkiewicz (FoFT / DoToCaC / MCfM)
Agnieszka Filipiak-Florkiewicz,,
- Malopolska Centre for Monitoring
, Barbara Wielgos (FoFT / DoHN)
Barbara Wielgos,,
- Department of Human Nutrition
, Ewa Piątkowska (FoFT / DoHN)
Ewa Piątkowska,,
- Department of Human Nutrition
, Angelika Bodzich (FoFT / DoToCaC / MCfM)
Angelika Bodzich,,
- Malopolska Centre for Monitoring
, Elżbieta Grzych-Tuleja (FoFT / DoToCaC / MCfM)
Elżbieta Grzych-Tuleja,,
- Malopolska Centre for Monitoring
Journal seriesEcology of Food and Nutrition, ISSN 0367-0244, (A 15 pkt)
Issue year2013
Publication size in sheets0.6
Keywords in Englishbeta-carotene, children, polyphenols, vitamin C
Internal identifierWTŻ/2013/18
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)15
ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 26-07-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 15.0, 26-07-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Citation count*5 (2016-09-03)
Additional fields
FinansowanieThis reserch was sponsored by grants: FP6 Health-plus 027126 and 271/6, PR UE/2006/7.
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