The changes in dietary habits and way of life of adolescents lead to some nutrition problems. Th
e purpose of this study is to
compare dietary habits of children living in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas regarding their physical characteristics,
socio-economic milieu and educational level. fast food is any easy solution to meal times. Fast food advertisements are oft
aimed directly at children, making them desire fast food even more.
Obesity during adolescence has been found to increase mortality rates during adulthood.For many people, especially those in
their early teens, body image can be closely linked to self-esteem. Th
at�s because as kids develop into teens, they care more about
how others see them. Th
e obesity risk of adolescents is to be high. Some literature has found a relationship between fast food
consumption and obesity. Including a study which found that fast food restaurants near schools increases the risk of obesity
among the student population.
Exposure to poor-quality food environments has important eff
ects on adolescent eating patterns and overweight. Policy
interventions limiting the proximity of fast-food restaurants to schools could help reduce adolescent obesity. Intervention
programs should be organized in order to inform the students about the importance of healthy nutrition and lead them to
change their current consumption behavior.
Kamile Kukulu is a graduate of Nursing School, Hacettepe University. She had her Ph. D degree in 1997 in Nursing, Hacettepe Uni versity. She has been an Associate Professor at Akdeniz University since 1999. Her major research areas are women?s health, child developmen t and nursing education. She has published some articles in journals. She is director of health school.
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