Vol. 8, Issue 4 (2019)
A preliminary study on fast food consumption pattern and preferences among school going children in Bareilly city
Shikha Singh and Dr. Anisha Verma
Dietary habits are one of the modifiable risk factors for nutrition related health problems during school aged children. Fast food culture is an emerging trend among school going children. It is very convenient and tasty and peer pressure make them popular with children. But to know how students are attracted by fast foods has assumed importance in recent times. The objective of this study to know about fast food consumption pattern and preferences among school going children in Bareilly city. The study was carried out by using self designed and pretested questionnaire in this study. Appropriate statistical analysis was used to draw meaningful results from the collected raw data. The result found that the preferences of fast indicates that majority (85.25%) of children are more like to prefer consumption of fast food, whereas 14.75 percent respondents do not prefer to consume fast food. The percentage of fast food consumption pattern of school going children shows that 22.5 percent children ate pizza once a week, 16.25 percent children consume pasta 2-3 times in a week, 27 percent respondents consume maggi 2-3 times in a week, whereas only 12.5 percent children ate wraps once a week, 11.75 percent respondents ate wafers once a week, 17 percent students consume cookies 2-3 times in a week, 31.5 percent children consume doughnuts not very often. Fast foods have high level of fats and sugars that are not only unhealthy but addictive and that creates a viscous cycle making it hard for children to choose healthy food.
How to cite this article:
Shikha Singh, Dr. Anisha Verma. A preliminary study on fast food consumption pattern and preferences among school going children in Bareilly city. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(4):73-75.