A Study to Assess Body Mass Index and Food habits among the Students Studying in Selected Colleges at Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Authors : Lamnunnem Haokip ; Ringkangmai Liangkiuwiliu ; Sapam Debika

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 8 - August

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8351530

Health is a fundamental and vital role in everyone's daily existence. It is impacted by events, beliefs, culture, as well as social and exterior factors. Health is an equilibrium of the mind, body, and spirit that is regarded unique to each individual. Many dietary needs are identified at a young age, but as puberty progresses, people become increasingly adept at selfregulating their eating habits, making the shift to independent living while in college a significant milestone. Aim: to assess the BMI and Food habits among students which will enable the researcher to plan and implement for an awareness program to overweight and underweight students. Methodology: To evaluate the BMI and eating behaviours of students, a quantitative research technique using a descriptive survey research design was used in the study. 400 samples were taken using the purposeful sampling approach, which was utilized in the study. Result: The findings of the study shows that there is a significant correlation between food habits and body mass index where (r=0.018; p<0.05) and it was also found that there was association between food habits with selected demographic variables like course of study and marriage. Hence, the researcher rejected the null hypothesis H01 and H02. Conclusion: Information on maintaining a healthy body weight has to be spread more. The student's understanding of maintaining a healthy body weight can be improved with further questionnaires. In the context of educational institutions and hospitals, information about maintaining body weight should be made available.

Keywords : Body Mass Index, Dietary Habits, Obesity, Underweight.


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