2019, VOL. 5 ISSUE 2, PART E
Food pattern and their effect on health of old peoples
Author(s): Deeksha Saraswat and Dr. Nishma Singh
The present paper entitled “food pattern and their effect on the health of old peoples” Was conducted with the objectives of the assessing dietary habits of the older peoples and to find out the nutritional problems and their effects associated with diet. Locale of the study was Meerut (U.P.). The survey method was used to attain the objectives. The sample comprised of 30 peoples and only included the peoples above 60 years. The questionnaire consisting of questions related demographic data, anthropometric data, dietary habits related questions was used. Anthropometric measures of the respondents revealed that most of the old peoples were healthy weight with the normal body mass index. Except this 10℅ of them found overweight and 6℅ old peoples were also found obese. Further, it was found that 46℅ old peoples were non-vegetarian, 16℅ were eggitarian and 36℅ were vegetarians. 16℅ found to have higher intake of tea and coffee. Among the total respondents cereals, milk, green leafy vegetables, sugar and oil were the most frequently used food items. 33℅ peoples had habits of smoking, 3℅ were addict of tobacco and 10℅ consume alcohol. Arthritis, hypertension, osteoporosis, heart diseases and anemia were high prevalent diseases. The problems that influence the food intake such as chewing problems, swallowing problems, digestive problems, some problems which decrease the food intake and interest towards food were also found. The older population suffer from many disorders which can be cure or control with the proper balanced diet, regular exercise and with proper care.
How to cite this article:
Deeksha Saraswat and Dr. Nishma Singh. Food pattern and their effect on health of old peoples. International Journal of Home Science. 2019; 5(2): 285-291.