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RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FAST FOOD CONSUMPTION AND HEALTH OF LATE CHILDHOOD

Dr. Nirmal Kaur; Miss Neha Qumar; Shubhi Agarwal

Eat healthy and live healthy is one of the essential requirements for long life. Unfortunately, today’s world has been adapted to a system of consumption of foods which has several adverse effects on health. Lifestyle changes has compelled us so much that one has so little time to really think what we are eating is right or not. Globalization and urbanization have greatly affected one’s eating habits and forced many people to consume fancy and high calorie fast foods, popularly known as Junk foods. Diseases like stunted growth and obesity, constipation etc. have seen a profound rise in developing countries and such unhealthy junk food consumption is one of the notable factors to its contribution. This global problem of consuming junk food on a large scale and its impact on health that needs emphasis on health education which can greatly contribute to its limited consumption and switching over to healthy eating habits for the better living. By keeping in mind the following problems associated with fast food consumption the present study was conducted with the objectives i.e. to study the food habits of target group, as well as to study the health problems among target group. The result showed that cent per cent respondents consumed wafers and 93 percent, 90 percent and 86 percent used to have momo’s burger and spring roll and the frequency was thrice and twice a week respectively. That is why it was seen that due to the food consumption pattern the respondents were having less height as per their age (96 per cent) having the problem of obesity (93 per cent) constipation (86 per cent) abdominal Pain (83 per cent) and acidity (73 per cent).

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