A Exploratory Study to Assess the Food Choices among College Students of Pune City
Keywords:Assess, food choices, College students.
Introduction: Students studying in college make poor dietary choices which causes significant health
problems to their health. Various students have their meals in the dining facilities of college were they
have limited healthy food options.1,2,3 If the students will not gain the adequate nutritional on daily basis
this will be effect there academic and physical performance. The purpose of this study was to identify the
food choices opted by the college students. Objectives of the Study: To assess the food choices among
college students of Pune City.2. To associate the selected demographic variables with the food choices
among college students of Pune City. Methodology: Quantitative research approach was adopted for this
study to accomplish the objectives of the study. In this study, Non-experimental Descriptive survey design
was used. The investigator conducted the study in urban area of Pune City. In the present study, the college
students of Pune City. Who fulfilled the inclusive criteria were the samples. The sample size was 221.
Result: The result of the above study reveals that the college students have and habit of consuming fast
food during their lunch meal. During breakfast most of them take beverages and do not prefer fast food and
majority of them almost take the full meal .It can be identified that they eat only one health meal during
their dinner which is not enough for the students to fulfill their nutritional requirement of the day. Many
students eat fast food and also there consumption of fast food was also very high and most of them eat this
fast food during their lunch meal which is not good for their health. Future research and awareness should
be created among college students to make them aware about the healthy eating habits and food which can
be implemented in their diet in daily meals
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