Perceived healthy eating and eating behavior: Evidence-based | 17913
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Perceived healthy eating and eating behavior: Evidence-based information for effective strategies to promote healthy eating behavior among undergraduate students


Aree Wadwongtham, Jiruth Sriratanaban, Sathirakorn Pongpanich, Surasak Taneepanichskul , Uruwan Yamborisut, Ratana Somrongtong

The objectives of this study were to investigate th e perception of healthy and unhealthy eating, eatin g behavior, and the opinion about how to promote heal thy eating among undergraduate students. Eight structured focus groups and 382 self-administered q uestionnaires were performed in four faculties of a university in Bangkok, Thailand. The variables meas ured were undergraduate students’ self-report of perceptions of healthy and unhealthy eating; their explanation for the importance of healthy eating to them; nutritional knowledge, self-efficacy, eating of breakfast, fruits, vegetables, Western fast food , and drinking water.

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