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RMJ. 2023; 48(1): 96-99

Assessment of nutritional habits among Mosul University Students regarding breakfast

Fatema Hasan Mohammad, Lara Kefah Noori, Nasir Muwfaq Younis.


Objectives: To assess nutritional habits among Mosul University students regarding breakfast.
Methods: This descriptive study was conducted from the 1stoctuber of to the 1st of November 2022 and included 200 students aged between 18-26 years from the University of Mosul. Data were gathered by having students fill out a questionnaire in the classroom and doing an interview with them that included asking about their personal information.
Results: The findings reveal that breakfast was an important meal during the day and accounted for 55% with a benefit of 90%. Sixty-eight percent students were feeling active, energized, and focused when eating breakfast, 59% knew the disadvantages of not eating breakfast and 57.5% felt hungry during working hours because they didn′t eat breakfast. The study found that 75% students drank tea or coffee with breakfast, 61.5% ate dairy products, 55% ate bread and pastries, and 46.5% ate eggs at breakfast.
Conclusions: The study found that shortage of time, lack of appetite, and skipping of breakfast were the main reasons for not eating this meal.

Key words: Breakfast, nutritional habit, university students.

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