Data

Year of publication

2020

Type

Qualitative

Design

Cross-sectional

Classification

N/A

Country studied

United Kingdom, Portugal, Ireland, Germany and France

Data

Primary

Data Collected

Survey

Study setting

School

Age group of participant

Adults

Participant sex

Mixed

Target population

General

Sample size

n=118 (participants)

College Students’ Interpretation of Terminology Commonly used in Describing Food

Goal

Assess college students’ interpretation of terminology commonly used in describing food such as energy dense food, junk food, and ultra-processed food.

Results

The response rate was 95%. Most of the participants were white (71.2%), female (77.1%) and reported taking a nutrition class (73.7%). More than half of the participants were either dietetics or nutrition science majors (35.6% and 17.8%, respectively). Dietetic students scored a perfect seven points on the objective questions. There was a significant difference in the total score between dietetic majors (7) and students with majors (6.29±1.41) other than nutrition science (6.76±1.41). No students in any major defined food terminology terms consistently.

Authors

Webster C, Getty V, Thiagarajah K.

Journal

Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

DOI