Description of Diet Patterns in Young Women at SMAN 24 Bandung

Andria Pragholapati, Seliana Dwi Rahmawati, Titin Mulyati


This research is motivated by the large number of young women who often experience dissatisfaction with their body shape, this is because at puberty the appearance of fat in several parts of the body causes disproportionate perceptions of the body. For this reason, many young women go on unhealthy diets to get instant results. According to data from UKS at SMAN 24 Bandung, many students who entered the UKS were due to weakness, gastritis, and even fainting. When a study of the phenomenon was carried out on 10 female students at SMAN 24 Bandung, 9 students admitted that they were dissatisfied with their bodies and were on a diet. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between body image and dietary patterns in young women at SMAN 24 Bandung in 2015. The research method used is quantitative with quantitative descriptive types. The sample in this study were 86 students at SMAN 24 Bandung, which were obtained by purposive sampling and stratified random sampling techniques. Data collection using a questionnaire in the form of a Likert scale. The data that has been collected is analyzed using descriptive analysis techniques (univariate. The results of statistical tests show that most young women have an unhealthy diet (54.7%). It is recommended that health services should be able to facilitate a counseling program in the form of seminars and discussions for adolescents to examine more deeply about dietary patterns in order to provide the needed solutions.


Diet; Food; Nutrition; Adolescent

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