Actual food of schoolchildren living on radiologically contaminated territories was evaluated within the scope of a special program. Their diets (school breakfasts and dinners) were found deficient in calories, vitamins, vegetable oil, animal protein, minerals, especially calcium, phosphorus, iodine. The proportion of protein, fat and carbohydrates proved improper. The authors proposed scientifically grounded diets providing alimentary prevention of possible hazards of radionuclide effects.
Mental and physical capacities were studied in schoolchildren aged 6-10, 11-13 and 14-17 years in the autumn-spring period during vitamin administration of "Undevitum". The six-month vitamin administration produced a positive effect on the functional state of the schoolchildren that was expressed in the improvement of their mental and physical capacity parameters.
[Hygienic aspects of designing food technology and improvement of nutrition (materials of IV Union Scientific-Technology Conference "Designing combined food products (medical and biological aspects, technology, equipment, improvement)" 5-6 December 1991, Kemerovo)]