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Organic food consumption by athletes in Lithuania

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Background: With environmental pollution increasing, interest in organic farming and organic foodstuffs has been growing all over the world. Data on organic food consumption by Lithuanian athletes is not yet available. This lack of data determined the aim of this study: to identify the particulars of organic foodstuff consumption among athletes. Methods: In September–November 2012, we polled 158 of the best-performing athletes of the Olympic sports team through direct interviews. An approved questionnaire was used to identify the specifics of organic foodstuff consumption among athletes. Results: The survey results showed that 97% of athletes consume organic foodstuffs, and 80% of athletes highlighted the positive impact of organic food on health. Nevertheless, a slim majority of athletes (51.7%) consume organic foodstuffs seldomly, 2–3 times per week. The range of organic foodstuffs consumed depends on the gender of athletes, and the consumption of some products depends on monthly incomes. Conclusions: Survey results confirm the need for the production and expansion of the variety of organic foodstuffs. In the course of the development of the organic food market, it should be beneficial for manufacturers to target high-performance athletes and physically active people.
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otrzymano
2014-05-21
zaakceptowano
2014-12-11
online
2015-02-25
Twórcy
  • Institute of Public Health of the
    Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Vilnius, 03101, Lithuania
  • Institute of Public Health of the
    Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Vilnius, 03101, Lithuania
  • Institute of Sports Science, Lithuanian University of
    Educational Sciences, Vilnius, 08106, Lithuania, Lithuanian Olympic Sports Center, Vilnius, 07171, Lithuania
  • Institute of Public Health of the
    Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Vilnius, 03101, Lithuania
  • Institute of Public Health of the
    Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Vilnius, 03101, Lithuania
  • Institute of Public Health of the
    Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Vilnius, 03101, Lithuania
  • Institute of Public Health of the
    Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Vilnius, 03101, Lithuania
  • Faculty of Economics, Vilnius University,
    9 Saulėtekio Street, Vilnius, 10222, Lithuania
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