1Shilpa Khare and 2Priyanka Dangar

1Department of Statistics, Maharshi Dayanand College Of Arts Science & Commerce Parel, Mumbai-400012 (India) s.khare@mdcollege.in 2Department of Statistics, SVKM’s Mithibai College of Arts, Chauhan Institute of Science & Amrutben Jivanlal College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai-400056 (India) Priyanka.dangar@mithibai.ac.in


The current study has been conducted to fathom the depth of knowledge and awareness of protein rich food in every day life for the age group of 18-24 years. The young generation of today is prone to fast food and many a time is unaware of the nutritious value of food and the importance of a protein rich diet. A sample size of 182 in the said group was collected through a questionnaire from the three main faculties of Arts Science and Commerce to understand food intake and the knowledge of protein requirement for the body . The analysis of the data was carried out using the R software. The socio-economic and demographic profile of the students was studied and analysed. The hypothesis of interest were tested using Wilcoxon’s rank sum test, and the Kruskal Wallis test. The study revealed that both male as well as female students were knowledgable about protein intake and that students from different streams differed in their knowledge The Undergraduate and post graduate students were found to be having the same awareness of protein intake.

Key words : Nutritional value; Weight; Calorie; Protein Intake.

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