International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


The Influence of Food in Intake Patterns to the Personal Appearance
Dalilah Mohd Rubi, Abu Bakar Mamat, Nur Ainil Sulaiman, Suriani Mohamed, Noor Ashikin Othman

The purpose of this study is to identify the daily pattern of food intake taken by an individual with reference to Food Guide Pyramid that influences on a person’s appearance. This study also aims to identify the respondents’ perception of the course related. In addition, this study also identifies the relationship between food intake patterns with personal appearance by comparing with Body Mass Index. One hundred students under graduates
from the Bachelor Education of Living Skills program in Sultan Idris University of Education, Malaysia participated participated in this study  .The finding of this study showed a weak relationship between Food Guide Pyramid with daily food intake patterns and there is no relation between food intake pattern with personal appearance . The finding also indicates respondent having good self appearance from physical aspect instead of non physical with mean score exceeding 2.5, where 62.8% respondent having normal weight, 23.1% has excessive body weight and only 14.1% having under weight and no obese. In conclusion, the research found that the respondents’ perception towards the related course is at adequate level and relevantly. However the food intake pattern is still not affected by Food Guide Pyramidas a reference. It has been awareness identified that respondents are still at moderate level on the daily food intake, number of meal’s
taken per day and the value of nutritious meal and choosing the right way of cooking style that suites different type of food.

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