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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part B (2019)

Knowledge regarding risk factors associated with junk foods among adolescents in Kamakshi Nagar at Nellore

Author(s)
G Shanthi, V Jayanthi, Budda Kavitha and Dr. Indira S
Abstract
Background: Junk food consumption trend is increasing in all parts of the world. The transition in lifestyle and dietary habits is leading to many non-communicable diseases. Adolescence is the only time following infancy when the rate of physical growth actually increases. This sudden growth spurt is associated with hormonal, cognitive, and emotional changes that make adolescence an especially vulnerable period of life. First, there is a greater demand for calories and nutrients due to the dramatic increase in physical growth and development over a relatively short period of time. Second, adolescence is a time of changing lifestyles and food habit--changes that affect both nutrient needs and intake. Third, adolescent drive for individuation means more opportunity to assert food choices and expand or narrow healthy options.
Objectives: 1. To assess the level of knowledge regarding risk factors associated with junk foods among adolescents. 2. To find out the association between the knowledge regarding risk factors associated with junk foods among adolescents with their selected socio demographic variables.
Materials and methods: The descriptive research design was used to conduct research study. The 30 adolescents were selected by using non probability convenience sampling technique in Kamakshi Nagar at Nellore.
Result: The results shows that, with regards to level of knowledge regarding risk factors associated with junk foods among adolescents 19 (63%) had inadequate knowledge, 9(30%) had moderate knowledge and 2(7%) had adequate knowledge.
Pages: 111-113  |  90 Views  5 Downloads
How to cite this article:
G Shanthi, V Jayanthi, Budda Kavitha and Dr. Indira S. Knowledge regarding risk factors associated with junk foods among adolescents in Kamakshi Nagar at Nellore. International Journal of Applied Research. 2019; 5(2): 111-113.
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