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New Indian Journal of Surgery

Volume  3, Issue 3, July - September 2012, Pages 246-246

 

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Behavioral and External Factors Influencing Food Preference Among Adolescents
Kailash C., Thiruselvakumar D., Sinuvasan K., Venkatesh E., Sibi Chakravarthy R.
Sri Lakshminarayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry, India
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Abstract

  The eating behaviour of adolescents had become increasingly under spotlight in recent years I India, amid claims that many adolescents have a poor diet. Irregular meal pattern and skipping meals are common among adolescents in school going age group. Their food preference and the food fads are mainly formed by the environmental stimuli such as siblings, television advertisements, classmates, social gatherings, etc.
 


Corresponding Author : Kailash C.