Radhai Sri, S and Thamarai Selvi, M (2017) Breakfast consumption pattern of school children in selected areas of Coimbatore. International Journal of Applied Home Science, 4 (11,12). pp. 961-967. ISSN 2394-1413

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Eating breakfast has an important role in growth and educational promotion. The objective of
this study is to assess breakfast skipping pattern among the school children. Totally 454
students comprised of 268 (59%) boys and 186 (41%) girls aged 12 - 18 years from two schools
in Coimbatore were selected randomly. 82% of the study population considered breakfast as an
important meal of a day. Results of the study contradictorily revealed that 39% of the population
skipped breakfast regularly. Common reasons for skipping breakfast are lack of time (44%), less
appetite (32%), getting up late (15%) and others factors (9%). Findings indicated that four out
of 10 children go to school without taking breakfast. On the basis of children’s statements, lack
of appetite and time were the most important factors for skipping breakfast. Creating awareness
through nutrition education could improve the eating pattern and thereby enhance the nutritional
and health status of the school children.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: School children, Breakfast skipping, Lack of time and time
Divisions: PSG College of Arts and Science > Department of Nutrition, Food Service Management & Dietetics
Depositing User: Mr Team Mosys
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2023 06:50
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2023 06:50
URI: http://ir.psgcas.ac.in/id/eprint/1707

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