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Research Paper | Nutrition Science | India | Volume 11 Issue 1, January 2022
A Pre Experimental Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Program on Knowledge Regarding Harmful Effects of Junk Food among Adolescents in Selected Rural Area at Dehradun
Shaila Panchal | Annu Panchal  | Dorjee Dolkar
Abstract: Background: Junk food is unhealthy food that is high in calories from sugar or fat, with little dietary fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals, or other important forms of nutritional value. It is also known as HFSS food (high in fat, salt and sugar). Junk foods are processed foods consisting of high calories, but that is considered only as a broad umbrella. These foods are prepared in a way that they look appealing and are enjoyable The current research To assess the knowledge regarding harmful effects of junk food among adolescents in selected rural area at Dehradun. Methods: For the purpose of investigation a pre experimental one-group pre-test and post-test was designed. The sample comprised of 50 Adolescents selected rural area. A Non-probability Convenient sampling technique was used for the selection of samples and selects 50 samples. The junk food harmful effects on the age group of 12>19 were taken into consideration. This research's conceptual structure was based on the model of the theory of ?General System Model of Von Ludwig Bertalanffy (1968)?. In order to analyses the categorical data, illustrative and inferential statistics were used. Results: The study revealed that the mean post test knowledge score (20.06?1.95) is higher than the mean pre-test knowledge scores (12.5?3.09). It indicates the slight gain in the knowledge of the subjects. The suggested majority variables show no significance in association, it is evident that the gain in the knowledge is due to structured teaching programme. Hence null Hypothesis H0 was rejected. Conclusion: The junk food invites various health problems. The habit of the consumption of junk food is continuously increasing in young generation especially in adolescents that leads to various health problems.
Keywords: Junk Food, Harmful Effects, Effectiveness, Structure Teaching Program, Knowledge, Adolescents
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 1, January 2022,
Pages: 691 - 695