Attitude of students towards healthy eating and determining factors of their eating behavior




healthy eating, eating behavior, factors affecting eating behavior


Introduction: A healthy nutrition, which implies balance between received proteins, healthy fats, vitamins and other nutrients, plays an important role in both physical and mental development of a person. On the contrary, an unhealthy diet, characterized with high calories, fat, lack of vitamins and healthy nutrients, in the long term, may become the cause of serious health issues.The diet of the majority of the population in Georgia is unsatisfactory, not balanced and high in calories. Therefore, providing the population with healthy nutrition remains an important task. The aim of the paper is to determine the attitude of students and various factors affecting their eating behavior. Methodology: in-depth interviews of 12 students and 1 expert of the Caucasus University were conducted within the qualitative research. Respondents were selected based on availability. Results: The results of the study showed that various social factors play an important role in determining an individual's eating behavior. Conclusion: Incorrect eating habits formed at an early age, limited financial and time resources are the factors that most prevent the provision of healthy food for students and at the same time significantly determine their eating behavior.


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Papiashvili, T., & Verulava, T. (2024). Attitude of students towards healthy eating and determining factors of their eating behavior. Health Policy, Economics and Sociology, 8(1).

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