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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 11, Issue:5, May, 2022

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2022.11(5): 306-315

Assessing Nutritional Awareness and Promoting Healthy Eating Practices among Youth
Shivani Kumari iD1* and Archana Chakravarthy2
1Department of Food and Nutrition, College of Community Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
2Department of Food and Nutrition, College of Home Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author

Despite its detrimental health effects, fast food is popular among youth. The goal of this study was to measure nutritional awareness among Banaras Hindu University college students. A random sampling approach was used to choose 100 respondents, and their fast food consumption, eating habits, nutritional awareness, and behavior were evaluated. I conducted in-depth, semi-structured interviews as well as a 24-hour recall. Provide information on healthy eating habits, nutritional awareness, the negative effects of fast food, diseases such as obesity, hypertension, CVD, and cancer, as well as depression linked to fast food use, and empower individuals to make healthy eating choices. The findings of this study were based on a nutritional assessment of young people (girls) The BMI (body mass index) is greater (more than 24.9) A considerable percentage of females fall into the overweight category, with one in ten falling into the obese group (BMI of 30 or more), while the remaining 48% fall into the normal range or are borderline overweight. The findings of this study revealed that while the majority of teenagers recognize the value of healthy eating habits, they also increase their consumption of fast food due to a variety of factors including flavor, cost, advertisement, simplicity of serving, and peer group. Three-quarters of college ladies are unaware of the serious negative consequences of eating fast food frequently.

Keywords: Fast food, eating habits, youth, health, nutritional awareness, diseases

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Shivani Kumari and Archana Chakravarthy. 2022. Assessing Nutritional Awareness and Promoting Healthy Eating Practices among Youth.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 11(5): 306-315. doi:
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