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Authors: Mankiran Kaur
Advisor: Sharma, Sonika
Title: Relationship between fast food consumption, attention span and memory retention in school children
Publisher: Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
Language: en
Type: Thesis
Pages: 137
Agrotags: null
Keywords: Fast food consumption, memory retention, attention span, BMI, dietary intake
Abstract: A total of 240 school children aged 13-15 years with frequent consumption of fast food were selected from three private and three government schools of Ludhiana city. The data on general information and demographic profile of the respondents, occupation of mother, food habits, meal patterns and frequency of fast food consumption, dietary pattern, anthropometry, dietary intake and nutrient intake was collected. Attention span by D2 Attention Span test by Brickenkamp (1962) and memory retention test (Bhatia 1955) were conducted among the selected subjects. The results revealed that there was frequent consumption of fast foods among the school children, where consumption of fast foods by government school children were slightly higher than the private school children. Chips, biscuits, bread, cookies, golgappe, samosa were frequently consumed fast foods among both private and government school children. BMI of the children, revealed that majority of the children were underweight. The daily intake of cereals, milk and milk products, roots and tubers, fruits, sugar and jaggery and fats and oils was found to be higher among private school children. The daily nutrient intake of all the nutrients i.e. energy, protein, fat, carbohydrates, calcium, iron, vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin C and folic acid was found to be higher among private school children. The fat intake of both boys and girls was almost double than the recommended dietary allowances. The memory retention scores were found to be slightly higher among private school children than in government school children. The girls from private schools were having better attention span than their counterparts in government schools. A highly significant (p<0.05) negative correlation was found in attention span, memory retention and fast food consumption. BMI showed a positive correlation with the fast food consumption, canteen snacking and consumption of ready to eat foods and a significant negative correlation with the attention span. Time spent on screens (computer/ mobile/ tabs and TV) showed a significant negative correlation with attention span and a significant positive correlation with the fast food consumption.
Subject: Food and Nutrition
Theme: Relationship between fast food consumption, attention span and memory retention in school children
Research Problem: Relationship between fast food consumption, attention span and memory retention in school children
These Type: M.Sc
Issue Date: 2018
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