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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)
Abstract


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 university students. 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.

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