Student Nutrition Essay

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How does lifestyle influence student’s eating habits? Do different lifestyles affect student’s eating habits?
The consumption of a healthy eating, weight control and general wellness are getting more significance throughout the daily living of the students. (Jackson, Berry, & Kennedy, 2009). Healthy diets, that contained low saturated fat and being rich in plant foods, have the advantages of increased longevity and lower percentages of chronic diseases. (Papadaki, Hondros, Scott, & Kapsokefalou, 2007). In general, part of the lifestyles and eating are started early in the student life. After the students have moved out from their comfort with their parents and changes in living arrangements, it will affect the outcomes of food choices
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The questions had included open-ended variables and Likert scale variables. The lifestyle factors that were included in the questions were place of residence; method of getting to campus; money spending on food per week; hours spent studying per week; travelling time to campus; hours spent on campus per day; physical activity pattern. Eating habits questions were also categorised into money spent on food each day; regularity to buy breakfast on campus per week; regularity to buy lunch on campus each week; regularity to buy supper on campus each week; number of times one packs a lunch during the week; how many serves of fast food is consumed per week; how many serves of caffeine per day; how many serves of water per day; how many serves of alcohol per week. Serving guidelines were provided. (Jackson et al., 2009).
The questionnaire turned out to be a mixture of significant results from the lifestyle factors and eating habits. The study had shown eating habits were related to the following lifestyle factors: money spending on food; travelling time to campus; hours spent on campus. However, it had showed no relation on eating habits with hours spent studying. Moreover, students who walked to campus packed lunch less than those who drove to campus, but it mostly depends the way to get to campus and the money spending for food. Students who lived away from home consumed twice the amount of alcoholic drinks per week…