Introduction: - ‘Eat healthy and live healthy’ is one of the essential requirements for long life. Food is necessary for energy, for growth, repair and for health. Our health depends on what we eat daily. The preventable disease caused mainly due to poor diet as fast food diet as fast food consumption and lack of exercise could kill millions of people. The effects of fast food include nutritional deficiency, obesity, increased cholesterol level, cardiac problems and many other threatening health hazards. This global problem of consuming junk food on a large scale and its impact on health needs emphasis and health education which can greatly contribute to its limited consumption and switching over to healthy eating habits for the better living. Aim: - The study is carried out to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding effects of fast food among students of school. Methodology: - A descriptive research design was used to over to assess the attitude and knowledge of 60 students in selected school by sampling techniques who were studying in the school of Ludhiana, Punjab. A self structured questionnaire tool was used to assess knowledge and attitude. Results: This show that 0% of students having good knowledge (0%), 19% of students having average knowledge (32%) and 40% of students having below average (68.30%). This shows that 0% of students having unfavourable attitude and remaining 60% of students having favourable attitude regarding effects of fast food and (100%) no association of demographic variable knowledge and attitude. Conclusion: - Hence, it is concluded that the majority of students having below average knowledge and majority of students having favourable attitude regarding effects of fast food.
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Keshni. A Descriptive study to assess the knowledge and attitude among adolescent regarding effects of fast food on health in selected school of Ludhiana, Punjab. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2021; 9(2):161-163. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2021.00039.9
Keshni. A Descriptive study to assess the knowledge and attitude among adolescent regarding effects of fast food on health in selected school of Ludhiana, Punjab. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2021; 9(2):161-163. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2021.00039.9 Available on: https://ijneronline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-9-2-7