TEACHERS’ DIET AS A RISK FACTOR OF THE OCCUPATIONAL ENVIRONMENT IN PRIMARY AND GENERAL SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA
Keywords:teaching staff, diet, occupational environment
Objectives. The aim of the study was the hygienic evaluation of the teachers’ diet as a risk factor of the occupational environment.
Material and methods. A cross-sectional descriptive study was carried out with the inclusion of 519 teaching staff, who work in pre-university educational institutions in the Republic of Moldova.
Results. Women made up 97% of respondents. It was found that only 8% of the respondents respected the diet, and about 19% ate only once a day. According to the results of the survey, less than 46% had diversified meals. The incorrect diet caused the appearance of pathologies of the digestive system in 34% of teachers and health problems of the circulatory system – in 30% of respondents.
Conclusion. The results of the study demonstrate the importance of diet as a risk factor, including occupational, for teachers.
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