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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 7
First page : ( 898) Last page : ( 902)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00171.2

Nutritional awareness among Adolescents

Bano Amina Mehrin1,*, Vishnupriya V.2, Gayathri R.2

1I BDS, Student, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai, 77

2Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai, 77

*Corresponding Author E-mail: aminabano59@gmail.com

Online published on 15 October, 2016.

Abstract

Aim

To create awareness about nutrition among the adolescents.

Objective

To analyse the nutritional awareness among the adolescents.

Background

Nutrition is the science that interprets the interaction between nutrients and the relation with growth, reproduction, health etc. It also involves the intake of food, its absorption and its use in the body. In today's fast moving world where one depends on fast food, the awareness of proper nutrition and its significance remains very important as once health depends on it. As old habits die hard, it is necessary for adolescents to have a proper intake of nutritional food as this habit continues into adulthood. The survey regarding the nutritional intake by adolescents were analysed by a questionnaire based study.

Reason

To create awareness about proper food habits in adolescents as it has its effect on their performance in their daily life activities.

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Keywords

Nutrition, Adolescents, Exercise, Health, Diet.

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