ERIC Number: EJ1021535
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
An Investigation into the Eating Behaviour of International Students Studying at an Australian University: Should We Be Concerned?
Loomes, Susan; Croft, Amy
Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, v35 n5 p483-494 2013
This quantitative study provides a snapshot of the eating behaviour of more than 300 international students studying across four campuses of an Australian university. It explores what the students are eating and drinking, their knowledge of nutrition, the extent to which they prepare their own food or rely on fast food and if their behaviour is related to demographic factors. The study also determines how prepared these students are to take care of their dietary and nutritional requirements and what higher education institutions can do to facilitate better eating practices, such as providing nutritional advice and cooking classes.
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Foreign Students, Foreign Countries, Student Behavior, Questionnaires, Drinking, Nutrition, Health Behavior, Food Standards, Expenditures, Change Strategies, Student Attitudes, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia