International Journal of Home Science
2019, VOL. 5 ISSUE 2, PART C
To find out the factors affecting the dietary habits of adolescent children of a private school in Jaipur city
Author(s): Sakshi Golya
Obesity is a serious, chronic disease that can inflict substantial harm to a person’s health. Obesity can now be most commonly seen among adolescents. It is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century. Many studies conducted in 16 of the 28 states in India were noted and they showed that adolescent obesity was higher in north compared to south. The problem however global is steadily affecting many low and middle areas of the city. The present study deals with the different factors that affects the dietary habits of adolescent children. Information for the study was collected from 100 school children of a private school. The data was collected using a structured questionnaire with multiple answers, open ended questions consisting of questions related to general profile, anthropometric measurements and lifestyle patterns. The collected data reported that there are many influential factors responsible for bringing a change in the eating pattern of the children under study. Some of the factors are: increase in their portion size, availability of junk food in schools, economic status, the child’s most preferred or most rejected meal, his/her social involvement with peers and most importantly which parents and care-givers forget to provide the children is the knowledge about living a healthy life and how obesity can lead to linked problems. Overweight and obese adolescents are likely to stay obese into adulthood which can lead to problems like depression, humiliation and of course non-communicable diseases. They are very likely to develop diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, breathing difficulties etc. at younger age. Prevention of childhood obesity therefore needs high priority.
How to cite this article:
Sakshi Golya. To find out the factors affecting the dietary habits of adolescent children of a private school in Jaipur city. International Journal of Home Science. 2019; 5(2): 135-137.