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Trends in The Intake oF Food Groups Among Different Age Groups

Authors Names :   Irsa Sajjad   1 *     Wareesha Khan   2     Raja Habib   3  

1  Affiliation :  Department of Management Sciences - IBADAT International University Islamabad, 44000, Pakistan;Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Central South University Changsha, Hunan, China

    Email :  irsasajjad@yahoo.com

2  Affiliation :  Department of Dietetics and Nutritional Sciences - IBADAT International University Islamabad, 44000, Pakistan

    Email :  wareeshak11@gmail.com

3  Affiliation :  Department of Computer Sciences - IBADAT International University Islamabad, 44000, Pakistan

    Email :  rajahabib@gmail.com

Doi   :   https://doi.org/10.54216/AJBOR.060204

Received: February 20, 2022 Accepted: April 22, 2022

Abstract :

Although there has been a vast increase in nutritional knowledge, a healthy dietary pattern is still established due to a lack of knowledge, availability, and accessibility. Even if vegetables are consumed higher percentage of starchy vegetables is consumed hence a balanced and adequate diet is still not followed. This research collected data from different cities of Pakistan via a questionnaire which was filled both face to face as well as online. The sample size was 60 with 10 people from each group. Data was collected majorly in form of a food frequency questionnaire and then percentages and frequencies were calculated for all food groups. In age groups 3-12 years there was a higher consumption of beverages both hot and sweet and nuts and seeds were consumed in higher amounts. On the other hand, the age group 13-18 consumed more fruits and vegetables. Similarly, when moving to age 19-25 and 26-40 there is a higher consumption of milk and milk products. Cereals are consumed most by adults of age 41-60 years and 60+ leaned more towards sweets and snacks. Women tend to consume a more calorie-dense diet than men. Also, children and older adults rely more on sweets and snacks rather than fruits, vegetables, and other nutrient-dense foods.

Keywords :

Diet; Food groups; Gender; Age groups; Food Frequency Questionnaire

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Cite this Article as :
Irsa Sajjad , Wareesha Khan , Raja Habib, Trends in The Intake oF Food Groups Among Different Age Groups, American Journal of Business and Operations Research, Vol. 6 , No. 2 , (2022) : 39-47 (Doi   :  https://doi.org/10.54216/AJBOR.060204)