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./Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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

DOI