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Fast food consumption pattern among postgraduate female student living in hostel of University of Rajasthan, India 

DOI: 10.18805/ajdfr.v34i4.6887    | Article Id: DR-1034 | Page : 324-327
Citation :- Fast food consumption pattern among postgraduate female student livingin hostel of University of Rajasthan, India .Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research.2015.(34):324-327

Monika*, Sadia Chishty  and  Kanika Verma
 

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Department of Home Science, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur-302 004, India.

Submitted Date : 15-06-2015
Accepted Date : 25-11-2015

Abstract

A study was conducted to assess nutritional status and consumption pattern of fast food among female students living in a post graduate hostel involving 104 girls aged 20-26 years. The subjects were administered a pre-tested, pre-coded proforma for general demographic information. Anthropometric information was measured for BMI, height, weight, waist and hip circumferences. Two-day 24 hr recall intake and FFQ was used to collect information on dietary intake and fast food consumption. Dietary intake of subjects was low compared to suggested values. Calculated dietary fat was 33 g, above recommended dietary allowances (RDA -20g) and pulses intake was 110% of the RDA.  According to BMI, subject categorized were normal (64.4%), over-weight (9.62%) and obesity grade I (10.5 %) category. Fast foods consumption frequency was two to three times in a week. Interestingly Golgappa (38%), Chowmin (34%), Chole Bhatura (36%), Pav Bhaji(42%), Pizza(27%) and Patties (27%) were enjoyed by maximum number of respondents. The habit of fast food consumption is dangerous leading to many diseases. More awareness should be created for increasing physical activities and reducing fast food consumption.
 

Keywords

Fast food Hostel girls Junk food Nutritional status.

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