2020, VOL. 6 ISSUE 3, PART E
Need of effective educational programme on fast food for awareness among teenagers of Sabour block in Bhagalpur district of India
Author(s): Ruchi Kumari and Mamta Kumari
The rise in fast food consumption pattern among teenagers has led to several socio-economical and health issues in India. The present survey was conducted to find whether there is need of fast food-related educational programme among teenagers using the questionnaires-cum-structured interviews. In the present survey, when we enquired from respondents for having earlier educational knowledge or educational programme about IFF (Indian Fast Food) and WFF (Western Fast Food), the answer in case of IFF was, “Yes” (girls, 67.6%; boys, 62%), and “No” (girls, 30.8%; boys, 36%); While in case of WFF, “Yes” (girls, 66%, boys, 53.6%), and “No” (girls, 31.2%; boys, 41.6%). In response to a query, where from they get knowledge or information, the response was mostly from regular curriculum (girls, 25.2%, boys, 14.8%), internet (girls, 23.2%; boys, 23.2%), newspaper (girls, 11.2%; boys, 12%), and to some extent from magazine (girls, 2.4%; boys, 10.4%), TV/Radio (girls, 3.6%; boys, 12.4%), and health awareness programme (girls, 14.2%, boys, 8.9%). While, in case of WFF, it was from the regular curriculum (girls, 20.6%; boys, 6.4%), internet (girls, 29.2%; boys, 23.2%), magazine (girls, 3.2%; boys, 12%), newspaper (girls, 7.6%; boys, 5.2%), TV/Radio (girls, 7.2%, boys; 14.8%), and health awareness programme (girls, 9.6%; boys, 11.6%). Though, most of the respondents had the prior knowledge/information about fast foods from educational programmes, yet they lacked the factual information. Hence, there is need to revisit the ongoing educational programme or to start some effective educational programme to enrich their knowledge.