Background: Maintaining a nutritious eating behavior for school children is one of the important health issues to be carried out during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The roles of parents, teachers, and health workers are necessary for school children.
Objective: This study aimed to determine socio-demographic factors, knowledge, attitude, and food consumption behavior among vocational high school students during the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Municipality of Sleman, Indonesia.
Methods: Cross-sectional design was employed among 84 students selected using purposive sampling. Data were collected in September 2021 using validated questionnaires. Chi-square test and multi logistic regression were used to examine associations between independent variables and food consumption behavior.
Results: The majority of the respondents were females (94%), and the range of age of all the respondents was 15-18 years old. The multi logistic regression showed that the students who had low family income (Adj. OR = 4.38, 95% CI = 1.26-15.19), poor knowledge (Adj. OR = 8.39, 95% CI = 2.10-33.52), and had no roles of parent (Adj. OR= 5.45, 95% CI = 2.37-23.43) statistically significantly had poor food consumption behavior.
Conclusion: The main variables that significantly influenced food consumption behavior in vocational high school students were level of knowledge, family income, and the role of parents. This study may serve as input for public health decision-makers to improve health promotion to the students in the school.
Adiba, C., Pradigdo, S. F., & Kartasurya, M. I. (2020). Association between Social media exposure to food and beverages with nutrient intake of female adolescents. Kesmas: Jurnal Kesehatan Masyarakat Nasional (National Public Health Journal), 15(4). https://doi.org/10.21109/KESMAS.V15I4.3561
Agarwal, S., & Kaushik, J. S. (2020). Student’s perception of online learning during COVID pandemic. The Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 87(7), 554-554. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12098-020-03327-7
Alzueta, E., Perrin, P., Baker, F. C., Caffarra, S., Ramos‐Usuga, D., Yuksel, D., & Arango‐Lasprilla, J. C. (2021). How the COVID‐19 pandemic has changed our lives: A study of psychological correlates across 59 countries. Journal of clinical Psychology, 77(3), 556-570. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.23082
Birditt, K. S., Turkelson, A., Fingerman, K. L., Polenick, C. A., & Oya, A. (2021). Age differences in stress, life changes, and social ties during the COVID-19 pandemic: Implications for psychological well-being. Gerontologist, 61(2), 205-216. http://10.1093/geront/gnaa204
Blok, D. J., de Vlas, S. J., Bakker, R., & van Lenthe, F. J. (2015). Reducing income inequalities in food consumption: explorations with an agent-based model. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 49(4), 605-613. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2015.03.042
Charles Shapu, R., Ismail, S., Ahmad, N., Ying, L. P., & Abubakar Njodi, I. (2020). Knowledge, attitude, and practice of adolescent girls towards reducing malnutrition in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council, Borno State, Nigeria: Cross-Sectional Study. Nutrients, 12(6). https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12061681
Draxten, M., Fulkerson, J. A., Friend, S., Flattum, C. F., & Schow, R. (2014). Parental role modeling of fruits and vegetables at meals and snacks is associated with children’s adequate consumption. Appetite, 78, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2014.02.017
Haddad, M. R., & Sarti, F. M. (2020). Socio-demographic determinants of health behaviors among Brazilian adolescents: Trends in physical activity and food consumption, 2009-2015. Appetite, 144, 104454. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2019.104454
Holley, C. E., Farrow, C., & Haycraft, E. (2016). Investigating the role of parent and child characteristics in healthy eating intervention outcomes. Appetite, 105, 291-297. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2016.05.038
Hu, P., Huang, W., Bai, R., Zhang, F., Sharma, M., Shi, Z., Xiao, X., Abdullah, A. S., & Zhao, Y. (2016). Knowledge, Attitude, and behaviors related to eating out among university students in China. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(7). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph13070696
Huber, B. C., Steffen, J., Schlichtiger, J., & Brunner, S. (2021). Altered nutrition behavior during COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in young adults. European Journal of Nutrition, 60(5), 2593-2602. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00394-020-02435-6
Irnaningsih, I., Asriati, A., & Tosepu, R. (2021). COVID-19 preventive behavior of the community in Southeast Sulawesi Province, Indonesia. Public Health of Indonesia, 7(2), 87-92. https://dx.doi.org/10.36685/phi.v7i2.416
Kabasawa, K., Tanaka, J., Komata, T., Matsui, K., Nakamura, K., Ito, Y., & Narita, I. (2021). Determination of specific life changes on psychological distress during the COVID-19 pandemic. PLoS One, 16(8), e0256481. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0256481
Khonje, M. G., & Qaim, M. (2019). Modernization of African food retailing and (un) healthy food consumption. Sustainability, 11(16), 4306. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11164306
Kostanjevec, S., Jerman, J., & Koch, V. (2012). The influence of nutrition education on the food consumption and nutrition attitude of schoolchildren in Slovenia. US-China Education Review, 953-964.
Lazarevic, B., & Bentz, D. (2021). Student perception of stress in online and face-to-face learning: the exploration of stress determinants. American Journal of Distance Education, 35(1), 2-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/08923647.2020.1748491
Longacre, M. R., Drake, K. M., Titus, L. J., Cleveland, L. P., Langeloh, G., Hendricks, K., & Dalton, M. A. (2016). A toy story: Association between young children’s knowledge of fast food toy premiums and their fast food consumption. Appetite, 96, 473-480. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2015.10.006
Maleki, S., Najafi, F., Farhadi, K., Fakhri, M., Hosseini, F., & Naderi, M. (2020). Knowledge, attitude and behavior of health care workers in the prevention of COVID-19. https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-23113/v1
Marques, A. C., Fuinhas, J. A., & Pais, D. F. (2018). Economic growth, sustainable development and food consumption: Evidence across different income groups of countries. Journal of Cleaner Production, 196, 245-258. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.06.011
Mensah, J. O., Aidoo, R., & Teye, A. N. (2013). Analysis of street food consumption across various income groups in the Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana. International Review of Management and Business Research, 2(4), 951.
Meulenbroeks, R. (2020). Suddenly fully online: A case study of a blended university course moving online during the Covid-19 pandemic. Heliyon, 6(12), e05728. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e05728
Ren, Y., Li, H., & Wang, X. (2019). Family income and nutrition-related health: Evidence from food consumption in China. Social Science and Medicine, 232, 58-76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.04.016
Ren, Y., Zhang, Y., Loy, J.-P., & Glauben, T. (2018). Food consumption among income classes and its response to changes in income distribution in rural China. China Agricultural Economic Review. https://doi.org/10.1108/CAER-08-2014-0079
Ruíz-Roso, M. B., de Carvalho Padilha, P., Matilla-Escalante, D. C., Brun, P., Ulloa, N., Acevedo-Correa, D., Arantes Ferreira Peres, W., Martorell, M., Rangel Bousquet Carrilho, T., & de Oliveira Cardoso, L. (2020). Changes of physical activity and ultra-processed food consumption in adolescents from different countries during Covid-19 pandemic: An observational study. Nutrients, 12(8), 2289. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12082289
Talatappeh, D., Tavakoli, H., Najarkolaei, R., Moghadam, D., & Khoshdel, A. (2012). Knowledge, beliefs and behavior of food consumption among students of Military University: the application of health belief model (HBM). Journal of Military Medicine, 14(3), 206-213.
Tantrakarnapa, K., Bhopdhornangkul, B., & Nakhaapakorn, K. (2020). Influencing factors of COVID-19 spreading: A case study of Thailand. Z Gesundh Wiss, 1-7. http://10.1007/s10389-020-01329-5
Tosepu, R., Gunawan, J., Effendy, D. S., HN, M. R., Muchtar, F., Sakka, A., & Indriastuti, D. (2021). Experience of healthcare workers in combatting COVID-19 in Indonesia: A descriptive qualitative study. Belitung Nursing Journal, 7(1), 37-42. https://doi.org/10.33546/bnj.1251
Tran, T., Hoang, A.-D., Nguyen, Y.-C., Nguyen, L.-C., Ta, N.-T., Pham, Q.-H., Pham, C.-X., Le, Q.-A., Dinh, V.-H., & Nguyen, T.-T. (2020). Toward sustainable learning during school suspension: Socioeconomic, occupational aspirations, and learning behavior of vietnamese students during COVID-19. Sustainability, 12(10), 4195.
World Health Organization. (2013). WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2013: enforcing bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. Geneva: World Health Organization.
Wu, X. Y., Zhuang, L. H., Li, W., Guo, H. W., Zhang, J. H., Zhao, Y. K., Hu, J. W., Gao, Q. Q., Luo, S., Ohinmaa, A., & Veugelers, P. J. (2019). The influence of diet quality and dietary behavior on health-related quality of life in the general population of children and adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Quality of Life Research, 28(8), 1989-2015. http://10.1007/s11136-019-02162-4
Yanti, B., Mulyadi, E., Wahiduddin, W., Novika, R. G. H., Arina, Y. M. D. a., Martani, N. S., & Nawan, N. (2020). Community knowledge, attitudes, and behavior towards social distancing policy as prevention transmission of COVID-19 in indonesia. Jurnal Administrasi Kesehatan Indonesia, 8, 4-14.
Yee, A. Z., Lwin, M. O., & Ho, S. S. (2017). The influence of parental practices on child promotive and preventive food consumption behaviors: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 14(1), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-017-0501-3
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Copyright (c) 2022 Nuri Hastuti, Sitti Nur Djannah, Dyah Suryani, Suyitno Suyitno