Qualitative Research Food Literacy and Dietary Behavior: Youth Perspective


  • Bushra Yasmeen Minhaj University Lahore


Food Literacy, Nutritional Knowledge, Dietary behaviors, Food System, Healthy eating, Health and Well-being, Skills and Practices


Background: Advancement in technology and globalization has changed the framework and meaning of food. Varied social, economic, environmental conditions and globalized practices reflected the skills and practices that how people understand food nutritional knowledge, perceptions, practices, and decision making for healthy food choices to maintain health and well-being.

Materials and Methods: This qualitative study explored the concept of food literacy in relation with the overall health understanding and practise. By using stratified random sampling, sample was selected from the Institute of Social and Cultural Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore. In-depth interviews were conducted.

Results: The study shows that students have a healthy eating behaviour. It was difficult especially living in hostels to acquire the nutritious foods and its use. Findings indicate that students have poor knowledge about nutrition. Due to time constraints, purchase available low price food.

Conclusion: Poor cooking skills tend towards readymade food that affects food choices, selection and its consumption. The availability of spicy and fried foods in comparatively low prices students overlooked the health and hygiene.



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Yasmeen, B. (2023). Qualitative Research Food Literacy and Dietary Behavior: Youth Perspective. Journal of Akhtar Saeed Medical & Dental College, 5(03), 176–183. Retrieved from https://amdc.edu.pk/Ojs/ojs-3.3/index.php/jamdc/article/view/212