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Breakfast Consumption Pattern among the College Girl Students (Day Scholars and Hostel Students)

Journal: International Research Journal of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences (IRJPMS) (Vol.1, No. 5)

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Page : 50-54

Keywords : Breakfast consumption; day scholars; hostlers; fast foods; snack items;

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Objectives: The objectives of the study were to analyze the breakfast skipping pattern of the college girl students and to impart nutrition education. Materials and Methods: A total of twenty students (10 day scholars and 10 hostel students) in Coimbatore city, was selected randomly for the study. Ten hostel students belonging to private hostel and college hostel were chosen. A validated questionnaire on dietary habit, breakfast skipping pattern and the frequency of skipping were collected. Anthropometric indices such as height, weight and waist hip ratio were measured. Results: Majority of the selected girls (85%) were in the age group of 18 years. Fifty percent of the girls were hostlers and the remaining 50% were day scholars. Majority of the hostel students (40%) skipped the breakfast when compared to the day scholars (35%). Majority of the hostlers face the difficulty while skipping breakfast was feeling hungry (46%) throughout. Majority of the students were in the normal BMI category. Majority of the selected students had a greater waist hip ratio. Conclusion: Majority of the hostel students skipped the breakfast when compared to the day scholars. Eating breakfast every day is associated with having a healthy body weight, likely due to a more even distribution of energy intake across meals throughout the day.

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