For example, graduate students The survey instrument used to collect data was a item nutrition questionnaire, which included not only the above socio-demographic characteristics, but also a series of multiple-choice and open-end questions that assessed various eating habits of the students, in terms of the type and frequency of the food consumed.
For the two quantitative variables, the eating habit entries are reported as average number of meals and snacks consumed daily. Nutrition education is one approach used to increase nutrition knowledge that can promote healthy dietary behaviors.
For these nominal variables, chi-square x2 was the statistical technique used for testing whether there are significant differences in each eating habit according to socio-demographic characteristics of the FAMU students.
By contrast, both gender and residential status make significant differences in the percentages of students who think that lunch is the most important meal of the day.
Furthermore, the percentage of students who order out their food is significantly higher among males For example, among those who eat in a restaurant, the percentage of males Analysis by the three socio-demographic characteristics shows that the rate of frequent fresh fruit eaters is significantly higher if students are females Vegetables and fruits are the most important source of vitamins and minerals for the human body.
It is recommended that a study on Body Mass Index in relation to certain socio-demographic characteristics of College students at FAMU be initiated to find out how it correlates with nationwide studies.
The effectiveness of nutrition instruction on student nutrition knowledge and food choices. However, according to literature, eating breakfast is one of the seven health habits identified as the most important meal of the day Belloc and Breslow, However, a quasi-experimental study of high school students indicated that although nutrition education improves knowledge of nutrition, it does not greatly influence the food choices Anderson et al.
Using this method, the eating habit entries frequencies for nominal variables are reported in Table 1 as percentages of the column total, showing the relative number of times each eating habit occurred within each socio-demographic category.
Furthermore, although the gender makes a significant difference in the rate of eating processed fruits regularly, with females This work serves as a preliminary study to further research especially in the African-American campus population.
The results in Table 1 corroborate this previous finding only for gender, where females eat fewer meals but consume more snacks. In a study of the relationship between habitual sleep duration and eating disorders in college students, indicated that short-sleepers were five times more likely to exhibit abnormal eating patterns than long-sleepers Hicks and Rozette, The results of this study indicated that women were significantly more likely than men to view themselves as overweight and more than one third of them were trying to lose weight.
The results also show that the average number of meals consumed daily is slightly higher among students who are males, living off campus and academically classified as sophomores or seniors.
The results also indicate that those who eat more snacks are more likely to be students living off-campus and academically classified as graduates.
For example, these students may try to adopt some attitudes and eating behaviors to control and reduce their body weight through unbalanced and ill-conceived diets by avoiding all high energy food products, skipping breakfast, giving up milk, fruits and vegetables and eating far too little at every meal.
How to cite this article: More than half Based on the literature review showing very scarce information on eating habits of college students at HBCU, we decided to conduct a study to analyze eating habits according to socio-demographic characteristics of college students.
Eating fruits and vegetables: The results indicate that only Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 8: As shown in Table 1however, these differences in the average number of meals and snacks consumed are not statistically significant according to the three socio-demographic characteristics of the students involved in this study.
Previous researchers have indicated that students who eat fewer meals are expected to eat more snacks Resnicow, In addition, breakfast provides nutritional intake of various vitamins and minerals as well as total energy which contribute to long term health and well-being of the consumers Nicklas et al.Dietary patterns related to attainment in school: the importance of early eating patterns L Feinstein, 1 R Sabates, A Sorhaindo, 2 I Rogers, 3 D Herrick, 3 K Northstone, P Emmett 3.
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