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A study on weight control, nutritional knowledge, dietary attitudes and eating behaviors among high school female students



A study on weight control, nutritional knowledge, dietary attitudes and eating behaviors among high school female students



Korean Journal of Community Nutrition 11(2): 205-217



This study was designed to examine weight control, nutritional knowledge, dietary attitudes and eating behaviours of 370 high school girls and to investigate if there were differences in these variables by weight control status. The weight control attempters (65.1%) had significantly higher body weight and BMI (p<0.001). The difference between desired and current body weight was -9.1 kg in the attempters, showing a significantly higher difference than the counterparts (p<0.001).

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