STUDY ON THE CONSUMPTION PATTERN OF JUNK FOOD AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
Sivapriya T*1, Saraswathy S2
Journal Title:Global Journal of Engineering Science and Research Management (GJESRM)
Background: The term junk food refers to fast foods which are easy to make and quick to consume. They are zero in nutritional
value and often high in fat, salt, sugar, and calories.
Objective: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the preference, prevalence and pattern of junk food consumption among
Methods: In the current descriptive cross-sectional study, 100 university girls aged 18- 22 years old were enrolled by
convenience sampling method. Data were collected on Demographic profile, Dietary intake, awareness and knowledge about junk foods
by using 3 day 24-hour dietary recall, a food frequency questionnaire and a checklist.
Results: Consumption of Junk food was found among cent percent study population. Nutrition education programmer was
significant at 5 % level. Educational campaigns on healthy lifestyles among young people are advocated.