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Nutritional Security in Romania

Maria Nica () and Ionut Laurentiu Petre ()
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Maria Nica: Bucharest University of Economic Studies
Ionut Laurentiu Petre: Bucharest University of Economic Studies


Abstract: In this paper we want to investigate the consumption pattern of the Romanian population and the extent to which food safety and, implicitly, nutritional safety is assured. The main research methods under consideration were achieved using the data from the statistical yearbook and from other databases on the nutritional value of foods, which provide the energy necessary to maintain the vital processes of the organism. These data were analysed quantitatively and qualitatively, using the method of calculating the energy value of food products and the coverage of the daily energy and nutrient requirements, that are not found as such in nature but are included, in variable quantities, in the composition of various foods. Starting from the average annual consumption of the main agri-food products and their nutritional value, the energy value accumulated by a daily person was determined. Calculating the amount of nutrients for the main categories of agri-food products, corroborated with the average daily food consumption, it was identified the nutritional value of the main products, which made it possible to calculate the daily weight of these nutrients. At the end of the paper, in order to establish nutritional security in Romania, we have compared the existing values in the daily diet of people, who are concerned about the quality of the products purchased, with those recommended in the ideal diet.

Keywords: Nutritional security; energy value; nutrients; nutrition; agro-food products (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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