Food Habits and Snack Practices among Hostellers - A correlational research study
by Nagpal, Jyoti
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Nutrition which is proper and induces good health is very important in life of an individual. Good nutrition not only supplies nutrients needed by body in necessary amount but also helps the individual to resist infection and have a better chance for longer life span, vitality, abundant energy and buoyant spirits. Adolescence is a period of intensive growth & development along with changes in physiological functions in response to hormonal changes and also regarded as a period of great physical, psychological, emotional and social stress. The present research was conducted to study the food habits and snack practices of hostellers and its correlation with their daily intake. It was carried out in the hostel of Govt. College for Women, Patiala by enumerating a sample number of 125 respondents. Majority of respondents (51%) were non vegetarian, 25% of respondent were pure vegetarian and only 24% of respondents were eggitarians. More than half of respondents (59.2%) agreed that snack intake in between meals has impact on the health and about 51.35% respondents got relaxation by snacks intake. Majority of students said that few large meals had affected their physical performance.
Jyoti Nagpal is Associate Professor and Head in the Dept. of Home Science at Manohar Memorial PG College, Fatehabad, Haryana, India. She completed B.Sc. from Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar in 1985 and M.Sc. (Gold Medalist) in Foods & Nutrition from Punjabi University, Patiala in 1987. She has more than 26 years of teaching experience.
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LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
16 February 2016
0.22 x 0.15 x 0.007 m; 0.213 kg