International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Food & Nutrition | India | Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023

Changes in Food Consumption during the COVID-19 Pandemic among School Going Children of Thiruvananthapuram District

Revathy M. S. | Beela G. K. [2]

Abstract: Key Issues: Covid pandemic had an impact on the Food availability and consumption pattern. Methodology: Two hundred and fifty school going children (10-12 years) were randomly selected from four schools from Trivandrum district. Pre and Post study was conducted in this study for a assessing the changes in the food consumption pattern of school going children before and during pandemic. Results: Compared to before the epidemic, the majority of children?s have changed their food consumption pattern. Children had the habit of consuming unhealthy food items like bakery foods, snacks, sugar-sweetened beverages and foods with high sugar were increased during pandemic. The consumption of regular meal pattern, consumption of balanced diet, fruits and vegetables and milk products were decreased during pandemic when compared with before pandemic. Conclusion: Findings of the present study recommends that there is a need to decrease the consumption pattern of unhealthy foods and need to increase the consumption of healthy foods in children. Because the unhealthy consumption pattern of food may cause many health problems in children.

Keywords: Food consumption pattern, COVID-19 impact

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023,

Pages: 519 - 523

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