Persepsi tentang nutrition claims, perilaku makan, dan body image antara mahasiswi kesehatan dan non-kesehatan

Ahmed Fahmy Arif Tsani(1*), Ananda Eka Astirani(2), Restu Amalia Hermanto(3), Lisa Indraswari(4), Okky Lupitasari(5), Cita Eri Ayuningtyas(6)

(1) Departemen Ilmu Gizi Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Diponegoro, Semarang
(2) Program Studi Ilmu Kesehatan Masyarakat Fakultas Kedokteran, Kesehatan Masyarakat, dan Keperawatan Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta
(3) Stikes Holistik Purwakarta
(4) Program Studi Ilmu Kesehatan Masyarakat Fakultas Kedokteran, Kesehatan Masyarakat, dan Keperawatan Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta
(5) SEAMEO Regional Centre for Food and Nutrition (RECFON), Jakarta
(6) Prodi D4 Bisnis Jasa Makanan, Fakultas Ekonomi dan Bisnis Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Yogyakarta
(*) Corresponding Author


Background: Food Marketing Institute survey results showed that 57% of consumers choose products with whole grain claims, 54% high fiber, and 53% low fat. In Indonesia, there is increasing public demand for products of low fat and high fiber. A person with a high level of knowledge, especially in those who have knowledge of health, should have a better understanding. However, it becomes difficult in transition adolescence to early adulthood period. Concern about body image to be the reason which more students choose foods that are believed to maintain the appearance remains interesting, such as on products with nutrition claims.

Objective: To determine differences in perception of nutrition claims, food behaviors, and body images on health and non-health students.

Method: This type of research is an observational study with cross-sectional design with two groups. The respondents were Gadjah Mada University students aged 19-24 years. Subject selection is based on consecutive sampling technique.

Results: Perceptions of nutrition claims between health and non-health students differ significantly (p=0.000). In both groups, the food behavior which includes the consumption of fat (p=0.803) and fiber (p=0.926) did not differ, whether from food or natural products. There is no significantly difference in body image between the two groups (p=0.463).

Conclusion: Between health and non-health students have different perceptions of nutrition claims, but there is no difference in food behaviours and body image between the two groups.


body image; food behavior; health students; non-health students; nutrition claims

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