Dietary practices amongs students of Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Kelantan /Wan Nuur Fazliza Wan Zakaria

Wan Zakaria, Wan Nuur Fazliza and Mohd Tahir, Ain Nazira and Baharudeen, Nur’Atiqah and Zulkifli, Nur Zulharni Aisha (2021) Dietary practices amongs students of Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Kelantan /Wan Nuur Fazliza Wan Zakaria. In: Proceedings of International Conference on Language, Education, Humanities &Social Sciences (i-LEdHS2021), 22 February 2021, secretariat@i-ledhs2021.apbuitmck.com.

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Abstract

: Healthy eating practices has become difficult to be observed among Malaysians due to changes in their
present lifestyles. Recognising the importance of promoting health and preventing diseases during the period of transition from adolescence to adult life, the current study aims to firstly find out university students’ meal consumption patterns before determining food preferences of the students. It also seeks the difference between accommodation status and students’ body mass index (BMI). The data of this study were gathered from 118
respondents from UiTM Cawangan Kelantan. The instrument used was a set of questionnaires adapted from Yun, Ahmad and Quee (2018). The data were analysed using Statistical Package of Social Sciences (SPSS) 23.0 via
descriptive analysis, while to identify the difference between accommodation status and students’ BMI, the
statistical analysis included an independent t-test. It was revealed that most of the students ate meals regularly on
a daily basis but were inclined to skip meals, mainly breakfast. The students also preferred to eat foods that were easy to consume, and they opted for foods at cheaper prices over healthy and nutritious ones. The study also found that there was a significant difference between accommodation status and the students’ BMI. The results indicate that the students did not implement healthy dietary practices in their lives. Apparently, university students need to be assisted so as to become responsible adults who can develop healthy dietary practices.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Wan Zakaria, Wan Nuur Fazliza
wfazliza@uitm.edu.my
Mohd Tahir, Ain Nazira
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Baharudeen, Nur’Atiqah
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Zulkifli, Nur Zulharni Aisha
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Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology > Study and teaching
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology > Diet therapy. Dietary cookbooks
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kelantan > Machang Campus
Event Title: Proceedings of International Conference on Language, Education, Humanities &Social Sciences (i-LEdHS2021)
Event Dates: 22 February 2021
Page Range: pp. 44-48
Item ID: 44136
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accommodation status, dietary practices, eating habits, food preferences
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/44136

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