Obesity Etiology: Examination of Fast-Food Eating among College Students
- *Corresponding Author:
- Susan Stockton
North Morrow 111
Department of Nutrition and Kinesiology
University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, MO 64093, USA
Tel: (660) 543-8893
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: October 18, 2013; Accepted date: November 25, 2013; Published date: November 29, 2013
Citation: Stockton S, Baker DMA (2013) Obesity Etiology: Examination of Fast- Food Eating among College Students. Aging Sci 2:114. doi:10.4172/2329-8847.1000114
Copyright: © 2013 Stockton S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Objectives: Discussing the etiological constituents of obesity and exploring fast food (FF) consumption among college students are the purpose of this study.
Methods: Electronic surveys were distributed the spring semester 2012. Respondents data were analyzed for mean, standard deviation and frequency distribution based on age groupings.
Results: Survey responses indicated that younger aged college students in this study consumed more fast food than has previously been reported and all ages present contradictory eating behavior with food knowledge. Students admit to eating fast food at least once per week or more.
Conclusion: Analysis of the research data yields continuing concern for health educators to address not only the frequency of fast food consumed but also perceptions of type of food eaten correlating with feelings of energy/ health promotion or accelerated age-related changes.