• Published
    18-01-2024
  • Issue
    Vol: 28 Issue: 01, 2024
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“A STUDY TO ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTIONAL PACKAGE EFFECTS OF FAST AND PROCESSED FOOD AMONG ADOLESCENT SCHOOLS AT SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOL, KANPUR, UTTAR PRADESH”

  • Harshita Masih*1, Km. Pooja*, Km. Maneesha*1, Miss. Madhu Rajput*2

Keywords:-Fast and processed food, educational interventional package, adolescents students.

ABSTRACT:-
Fast food is defined as a type of food which could be processed, canned, frozen, and prepared in short time and served quickly. Fast food has gained popularity in India in the last 20 years.Fast food is called as junk food too, as it does not have high nutritional value. In spite being called as junk food, the rise of national and international brands of various chains is all time high. Fast food is harmful for the health as it is loaded with fat and high calories. It has imbalance ratio of protein and sugar which leads to several cases of cancer, obesity, diabetes, indigestion etc. The research on the same issue has been going on for many years now in the United. The current study were conducted to assess the effectiveness of educational interventional package on knowledge regarding ill effects of fast and processed food. 60 sample were collected by using simple random sampling technique through self-structured knowledge questionnaire. The data collected and analysed based on descriptive and inferential statistics. The result of the study showed that the post-test mean score (24.08) were high when compared to the pre-test mean (10.81) score of knowledge. Paired “t” test applied to compare pre-test and post-test mean knowledge score and calculated “t” value 15.7 significant at 0.05 level of significant which shows that there is significant difference between pre-test and post-test level of knowledge hence the formulated research hypothesis H1 was accepted. In the socio-demographic variables significant association with age and any previous information, but there was no significant association with gender, religion, type of family, class of studying, source of information. Here calculated value of Chi-square were less than table value at 0.05 level of significance. The study concluded that educational interventional package was effective and improves knowledge regarding ill effects of fast and processed food among adolescents at selected secondary school, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.