UAE University Students’ Dietary Practices and Lifestyles at times of COVID-19: A Cross Sectional Study

dc.contributor.authorTakshe, Aseel A.
dc.contributor.authorEl Khatib, Rami
dc.contributor.authorContu, Davide
dc.contributor.authorShehaiber, Samir Nael
dc.contributor.authorAlkaabi, Mohammed
dc.date.accessioned2022-07-12T05:44:38Z
dc.date.available2022-07-12T05:44:38Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.descriptionThis work is not available in the CUD collection. The version of the scholarly record of this work is published in Current Research in Nutrition and Food Science (2022), available online at: https://bit.ly/3NKco2Q
dc.description.abstractWe examined the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on university students’ dietary practices and lifestyles. In this study, the term “dietary practices” refers to people’s choice in food consumption, whereas “lifestyles” refers to their overall habits including both diet and exercise. We followed a quantitative approach through a cross sectional study and collected data from 475 university students in the UAE by means of an online survey. The results of this study indicated that a majority (67%) of the surveyed students seem to have changed their dietary practice for the better and were making healthier life choices. Additionally, it appears that students started leading more active, healthier lifestyles by incorporating exercise in their daily routine. The research concludes with initial suggestions and implications for healthcare practitioners and providing them with information regarding how younger adults in the UAE have behaved during a pandemic. Understanding the results from similar studies will help the health authorities in reshaping policies on nutrition in anticipation of any future pandemics.
dc.identifier.citationTakshe, A. A., Khatib, R. E., Contu, D, Shehaiber, S. N. & Alkaabi, M. (2022). UAE University Students’ Dietary Practices and Lifestyles at times of COVID-19: A Cross Sectional Study. Current Research in Nutrition and Food Science, 10(2). https://bit.ly/3NKco2Q
dc.identifier.issn2347-467X
dc.identifier.urihttps://bit.ly/3NKco2Q
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12519/683
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherEnviro Research Publishers
dc.relationAuthors Affiliations : Takshe, A. A, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Canadian University Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Khatib, R. E, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Canadian University Dubai, United Arab Emirates ; Contu, D., Faculty of Management, Canadian University Dubai, United Arab Emirates ; Shehaiber, S. N, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Canadian University Dubai, United Arab Emirates ; Alkaabi, M., Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Canadian University Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCurrent Research in Nutrition and Food Science
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectCOVID-19
dc.subjectDietary practices
dc.subjectEating patterns
dc.subjectLifestyle
dc.subjectStudents
dc.subjectUnited Arab Emirates
dc.titleUAE University Students’ Dietary Practices and Lifestyles at times of COVID-19: A Cross Sectional Study
dc.typeArticle
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