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LEENA VS1* , LAZAR.S2 , JIBI PAUL1

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1 Faculty of Physiotherapy, DR MGR Educational and Research Institute, Velappanchavadi, Chennai 2 Coordinator, Department of medical sociology Loyola College, Nungambakkam, Chennai

Corresponding Author:

1* Faculty of Physiotherapy, DR MGR Educational and Research Institute, Velappanchavadi, Chennai Email: v.s.leena.seba@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

Back ground of the study: As the adolescence grows the food habits also changes accordingly. Eating healthy food promotes good healthy development among the young citizen called youth.  Physical, mental, emotional and social behaviors also get altered due to the junk food habit. This study was aimed to examine the extent which the youth seek junk food, reasons for this craving among youth, impact of junk food eating habit and to study the efforts made to respond the problem of obesity.

Methodology:  Exploratory research design with the aims to establish the most basic criteria of the research topic, often before the actual study was started. Convenient sampling method was used for different group of samples. Seventy (70) subjects were participated in the study. Samples selected from college students of 2 different cities in Chennai; Nungambakkam and Avadi. Validated questionnaire were used to find the outcome of the study.

Result: Many responded that the junk food is a solid food it is clearly found with the ratio (65.71%), many finding were observed that the junk food culture and that changes in eating pattern.

Conclusion: The complex and evolving nature of youth attitudes towards obesity prevention efforts and their understanding of the causes and consequences of obesity.

Keywords: Junk food habit, good health, social behaviors, obesity

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