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2015, Vol. 1, Issue 4, Part B

Dietary pattern of food consumption and preference for junk food by college students in Panipat district


Author(s): Seema, Deepika Dawar, Mahipal

Abstract: The present study was conducted on 180 respondents (18-23 yrs.) to study the “Dietary pattern of food consumption & preference for junk food by college students in Panipat district.” Majority of the respondents were in the age group of 19-21 years. Majority (56.66%) of the respondents were vegetarian.70% of the respondents skipped meals. 73.33% of the respondents nibbled to satisfy hunger & majority (70%) of the respondents eating habits were influenced by their own personal likings. 16.66% of the respondents rated themselves as fussy eaters while 53.33% ate whatever available. 56.66% of the respondents balanced diet meant the diet meeting daily nutrients requirement and the source of this information for 43.33% was teachers/ friends/family. Snack preference data suggest that among sweet items ice – cream was relished by majority (73.33%) and daily frequency of sweet biscuits was found to be maximum (96.66%). Among salty snacks golgappa was the favourite of 93.33% and frequency wise samosa ranked first (86.66%).

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Seema, Deepika Dawar, Mahipal. Dietary pattern of food consumption and preference for junk food by college students in Panipat district. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2015;1(4):67-69.
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