Publication Type : Conference Paper
Publisher : Amrita College of Nursing, Kochi
Source : International Conference on Obesity - A Multi Faceted Approach, Amrita College of Nursing, Kochi, 2017.
Campus : Kochi
School : College of Nursing
Department : Child Health Nursing
Year : 2017
Abstract : Introduction: Good dieting adds to a general feeling of prosperity and is a foundation in the counteractive action of various conditions, including coronary illness, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, malignant growth, dental caries, and asthma. For youngsters and youngsters, good dieting is especially vital for solid development and subjective improvement. Hence, the main of this study is to create awareness among teenagers about the eating habits and to maintain their aging process. Materials and Methods: A survey was conducted among 150 teenagers in the month of November–December who are volunteers under obese, normal weight, and overweight. The research tool was consisted of an original survey questionnaire. This survey questionnaire contained eating habits and dietary importance. The participants gave their informed consent for the original survey questionnaires. Data were collected and analyzed with statistics. Results: The teenagers eat 3 times a day about 66.90% of persons. Their food is usually freshly home prepared of 55.60% chosen. About 39.70% of the teenagers weekend meal is street foods. 81.60% of teenagers agree that they suffer from cholesterol problems. Only 24.50% have the usual consumption of healthy food. The teenagers are not satisfied with their food consumption of about 46.50% of them. Conclusion: This survey evidence that the teens are aware of their eating habits but half of them is not satisfied with their eating habits and they fail to practice it due to their modern lifestyle. Hence, this survey may ensure them with balanced eating habits.
Cite this Research Publication : Prof. Sunil M., “Correlation on nutritional status, knowledge, attitude and practice of eating habits among adolescents”, in International Conference on Obesity - A Multi Faceted Approach, Amrita College of Nursing, Kochi, 2017.