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Questionnaire:
The Eating Habits of Different Generations

The students from the Polish school at Warsaw which took part in the project developed a questionnaire about the eating habits of the last three generations. Here are their results.

Questions

Students

Parents

Grandparents

       
How many meals do you usually eat every day?

At what times do you eat your meals?
3-4 meals a day



Breakfast – 7.00
Lunch – 12.00
Dinner - 16-20.00
Supper - 19-21.00
3-4 meals



Breakfast – 8.00
Lunch – 11-12.00
(2nd breakfast)
Dinner- 16-20.00
Supper - 19.00
4 meals



Breakfast –8.00
Lunch – 11-12.00
(2nd breakfast)
Dinner- 15- 16.00
Supper 18. - 19.00
       
Do you ever skip breakfast?

What do you usually eat for breakfast?

Sometimes / often


sandwich,
cornflakes,
yoghurt w/ cereal,
cereal with milk
Rarely or never


bread with cottage cheese,
honey,
jam,
cereal
Rarely or never


bread with honey, cottage cheese,
cornflakes,
milk soup
       
Where do you eat your dinner?

Do you often eat with your family?

What do you usually eat for dinner?
usually at home, but only at the weekends together with family


potatoes w/ meat,
rice with meat, soup,
pasta,
green salads with meat
usually at home, often with children




potatoes w/ meat,
rice with meat, soup,
pasta,
always at home, usually with my husband / wife



different kind of soups,
meat w/ potatoes,
boiled vegetables (carrot, beetroot)
     
Do you like fast food?

If yes, what kind of fast food?
almost every kind

most popular:
pizza,
kebab,
hamburgers,
KFC chicken,
wraps
rather not, sometimes I have it

pizza
we don't eat it
       
Are you a vegetarian?



Do you think that a vegetarian diet is better?
majority: no
some: no, but I would like to try

majority: it is a healthy diet
no

never

it isn't healthier
no



it isn't healthier
       
Do you often eat fresh fruit and vegetables?

How often?
I eat fruit and vegetables every day, mostly apples every day, often during the day, mostly apples and oranges every day, mostly bananas and
apples
       
Do you often eat out?

Where? What?
sometimes/often

Pizza Hut,
MacDonald's, KFC
sometimes/rarely

restaurant
rather not

occasionally we go to the restaurant
       
Are you concerned about your daily calories intake when choosing something to eat? yes, I pay attention to that rather yes no, but I try not to eat too much
       
Have you ever been on a diet? no (answers vary) no
       
Do you like food from other countries?

If yes, which do you like the most?






Do you like Japanese
food? Is it healthy?
yes


Italian
Japanese
Chinese
Greek
French
Spanish
Mexican

yes / Japanese food is healthy
yes


Italian
Japanese
Chinese
Indian




I have tried it / I have never tried it but think it is healthy
rather yes, but I don't eat it often

German
Turkish






I have never tried it /
it is not healthy
       
Do you like trying new
foods?
yes, very much rather yes sometimes
       
What are some foods that you know are healthy for you?


What are some foods that you consider unhealthy?
vegetables, fruit, nuts, fish, milk, whole grain bread, sushi, eggs, honey

sweets, fast food, fatty food, coca cola, chips, fries
vegetables, fish, meat, fruit



traditional Polish dishes, fatty food
boiled vegetables, fish, white meat, eggs


fast food, sugar
       
What is your favorite
food?




If you were living abroad, what is the food that you would miss most?
pasta, pizza, lasagna, Chinese food, chicken, pork chops, ice-cream, cake

Polish dilled cucumbers, dumplings (Polish pierogi), pork chops
soups, chicken, pasta




Polish dilled cucumbers, dumplings (Polish pierogi)
stuffed cabbage rolls chicken, soups



Polish bread, sausage
       
What is the most typical and popular meal in your family? spaghetti,
potatoes with pork chops,
potatoes with fish,
chicken soup,
pasta
chicken soup,
potatoes with pork chops,
potatoes with fish,
rice with meat
chicken soup,
beef and gravy,
pork chops,
roasted pork,
broiled chicken
       
Does your family have any special recipes that are passed down from generation to generation? cake
pierogi
cake herrings
perogi
cakes
gravy
cabbage
       
Do you think that Polish food is good and healthy? rather good but unhealthy- too fattening good but fattening good and healthy
       
Do you cook at home?

Are you good at cooking?
no


rather no
yes


rather yes
yes, always


yes
       
What is your favorite recipe? spaghetti
pancakes
chocolate cookies
apple pie
vegetable soup,
tomato soup
cheesecake
apple pie
poppy seed cake
beef stew