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Urbanization and globalization has brought shift in the dietary pattern
Increased trend of western type high fat, high sugar and refined carbohydrates and low fiber diets by consuming packed foods, canned juices and soft drinks.
Non- communicable disease are “Silently” becoming a heavy burden for developing countries like Nepal.
Food intakes and Nutrition is the fore major modifiable determinant of chronic disease.
The occurrence of the Non-communicable disease can be prevented to the extent of 80 % simply by adopting good lifestyle like physical exercise, balanced diet and avoiding smoking and alcohol.
Primary goal of the study is to study the food habits of the children and adolescent of Kathmandu Valley.
Specific objective of the research
1. Identify the dietary pattern of the urban children and adolescent on junk foods and restaurant culture.
2. Analyze the effects of the economic and social status as well as peer pressure on food consumption pattern.
3. To indicate the possible risk factors for associated with food consumption pattern.
4. To develop a mechanism for addressing the need for more adequate food information system to maintain the food and nutritional situation of population.