International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 10 Issue 9, September 2021 | Rating: 5.3 / 10


A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge of 11 - 16 Years Age Children's Regarding Health Hazards of Junk Food in a Selected School at Gopeshwar, Chamoli in View to Develop Pamphlet

Meena [283] | Himani [32] | Mayank [62] | Pooja [270] | Shivani [95] | Vineeta [12]


Abstract: Junk food is the term given to food that is high in calories but low in nutritional content. In 11 - 12 years age children both boys and girls undergo several physical and psychological changes which make them to become partly responsible for their own health and welfare. Psychological development of children such as independence and acceptance by peers may affect school children food choices and nutrient intake which place them to adopt unhealthy eating behaviors like addiction to junk food. An attempt has been made to conduct a descriptive study to assess the knowledge of 11 - 16 years age children?s regarding health hazards of junk food in Kendriya Vidyalaya at Gopeshwar, Chamoli. The conceptual framework used in this study was based on Modified Health Belief Model. Objective of study: 1) To assess the existing knowledge of 11 - 16 years age children regarding the health hazards of junk food in a selected school. 2) To find association between knowledge regarding the health hazards of junk food with their selected demographical variables. 3) To compare level of knowledge of 11 - 16 years age children of housewife mother and working mother.4. To develop and distributes pamphlets regarding health hazards of junk food. Hypothesis H1 ? there is a significant difference between level of Knowledge of children of working mother with level of Knowledge of children of house wife mother regarding health hazard of junk food. H2 - there is a significant association between level of knowledge of children with their demographic variables regarding health hazards of junk food at < 0.05 level of significance. Research methodology: Research approach - quantitative research approach was used research design Non - experimental descriptive research design, research setting was Kendriya Vidyalaya at Gopeshwar, Sample size and sample technique ? sample size total 50, 11 - 16 years age children sample technique is non - probability convenient sampling sample techniques was used for this study. Method of data collection and tools: Self structured knowledge questionnaire was used to collect data. Results: Findings of the study reveals that the knowledge score of 11 - 16 years age of children regarding level of knowledge on health hazards of junk food revealed that 60% were having average knowledge, 20% of them were having poor knowledge, and 20% of them were having good level of knowledge. Demographic variables like age, education level, mother education, and family income have significant influence on knowledge of 11 - 16 years age children (p>0.05) regarding health hazards of junk food. And there is no significant difference between the knowledge of 11 - 16 years age children of house wife mother and working mother.


Keywords: Assess, knowledge, Health Hazards, junk food


Edition: Volume 10 Issue 9, September 2021,


Pages: 976 - 979



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