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New Indian Journal of Surgery

Volume  3, Issue 3, July - September 2012, Pages 241-241

 

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Factors Affecting Food Choice and Attitude of Choosing Food Items among Adolescents
Venkatesh E., Thiruselvakumar D., Sinuvasan K., Sibi Chakravarthy R., Kailash C.
Sri Lakshminarayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry, India
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Abstract

  The teenage is a period of acceptance for many negative health behaviour including choice of sfood, vegetable and fruit consumption, etc. Several dietary behaviour have been linked with childhood obesity, including increased number of meals eaten outside the home, larger portion sizes of meals at restaurants and fast-food takeaways, and increased consumption of snacks and soft drinks. The ideations formed during the mid-adolescence lead to adoption of either favorable or unfavorable dietary pattern.
 


Corresponding Author : Venkatesh E.