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What influences urban Indian secondary school students' food consumption? - a qualitative study

Rathi, Neha, Riddell, Lynn and Worsley, Anthony 2016, What influences urban Indian secondary school students' food consumption? - a qualitative study, Appetite, vol. 105, pp. 790-797, doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2016.07.018.

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Title What influences urban Indian secondary school students' food consumption? - a qualitative study
Author(s) Rathi, NehaORCID iD for Rathi, Neha orcid.org/0000-0002-6098-1723
Riddell, LynnORCID iD for Riddell, Lynn orcid.org/0000-0002-0688-2134
Worsley, Anthony
Journal name Appetite
Volume number 105
Start page 790
End page 797
Total pages 8
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2016-10-01
ISSN 0195-6663
1095-8304
Keyword(s) adolescents
dietary behaviours
India
qualitative study
Summary Indian adolescents' over reliance on foods such as nutrient-poor snacks, sugar-sweetened beverages and take-away foods puts them at significant risk of obesity and several diet-related chronic diseases. Therefore, the factors that influence their dietary behaviours need to be better understood in order to develop effective nutrition promotion strategies. The purpose of this qualitative inquiry was to investigate adolescents', parents', teachers', and school principals' perceptions of the main influences on adolescent eating behaviours. Fifteen adolescents aged 14-15 years, 15 parents, 12 teachers and 10 principals from 10 private English-speaking schools in Kolkata, India, participated in semi-structured interviews. The digitally-recorded conversations were transcribed verbatim and analysed thematically. The 52 interviews revealed a number of factors that may influence adolescents' eating habits including parent and peer influences, home and school food environments, and the mass media. Emerging evidence suggests that future health and nutrition promotion interventions need to target the different influences on Indian teenagers' food consumption.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.appet.2016.07.018
Field of Research 111199 Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Elsevier
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30085273

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
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