Effects of social distancing on beverage consumption: An online survey with students from the interior of the country

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v11i2.25871

Keywords:

Feeding behavior; Eating habits; SARS-CoV-2; Students; COVID-19.

Abstract

The rapid pace of the spread of the coronavirus has led the government of several countries to adopt social distancing measures. This strategy generates emotional changes that modify the consumption pattern, leading to excessive intake of foods and drinks with low nutritional quality, this pattern seems to be intensified among students. Considering the vulnerability of this public, this study aims to investigate and evaluate the impacts of the pandemic on beverage consumption among technical and higher education students in the federal education network. Methodology: Survey participants answered a self-administered online questionnaire containing questions regarding beverage consumption in the previous period and during the pandemic. 106 students participated in the study. Data were analyzed using the chi-square test. Results: The findings revealed a reduction in the consumption of alcoholic beverages, artificial juice and soft drinks, in contrast, there was an increase in the consumption of fruit juices. Conclusion: Improvements were identified in the consumption of beverages during the period of social distancing among students. However, the increase in the consumption of drinks harmful to health, such as artificial juice, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages, among individuals who already had a high frequency of consumption in the period before the pandemic, may reveal the scenario of vulnerability experienced by students in Brazil.

Author Biographies

Danielle Christina Lino Leal, Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte

Possui graduação em Odontologia pela Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte - UFRN (2009). Especialista em Periodontia pelo Coesp/PB (2011) e em Implantodontia pela ABO/RN (2015). Mestranda no Programa de Pós-Graduação em Saúde e Sociedade da Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte (PPGSS - UERN).

Jean Michel Regis Mendes, Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte

Fisioterapeuta. Mestrando no Programa de Pós-Graduação em Saúde e Sociedade da Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte (PPGSS - UERN).

Matheus da Silva Regis, Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte

Graduado em odontologia pela Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte (UERN). Mestrando no Programa de Pós-Graduação em Saúde e Sociedade da Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte (PPGSS - UERN).

João Lindemberg Bandeira Lima, Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte

Bacharel em Enfermagem – Unp. Especialista em tomografia computadorizara e ressonância Magnética – Famesp. Mestrando em Saúde e Sociedade – UERN

Marielen Ghedin da Silva, Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense

Nutricionista graduada pela Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense.

Maria das Dores de Holanda Monteiro, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Ceará

Nutricionista graduada pelo Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Ceará.

Raimunda Gerlane Lima Maia, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Ceará

Nutricionista graduada pelo Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Ceará.

Francisca Darlânia Nobre Lima , Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Ceará

Nutricionista graduada pelo Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Ceará.

Perla Silva Rodrigues, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Ceará

Nutricionista graduada pelo Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Ceará.

Rayza Maria Silva Leal, Faculdade de Ciências Humanas e da Saúde de Minas Gerais

Nutricionista graduada pela Faculdade de Ciências Humanas e da Saúde de Minas Gerais

Isabela Pinheiro Cavalcanti Lima, Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte

Doutora em Ciência e Engenharia de Materiais pela Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN). Docente do Curso de Odontologia da Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte (UERN). Docente do Programa de Pós Graduação em Saúde e Sociedade da Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte (PPGSS/UERN).

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Published

25/01/2022

How to Cite

FREIRE, L. F. de O. .; LEAL, D. C. L. .; MENDES, J. M. R. .; REGIS, M. da S. .; LIMA, J. L. B. .; SILVA, M. G. da .; MONTEIRO, M. das D. de H. .; MAIA, R. G. L. .; LIMA , F. D. N. .; RODRIGUES, P. S. .; LEAL, R. M. S. .; LIMA, I. P. C. . Effects of social distancing on beverage consumption: An online survey with students from the interior of the country. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 11, n. 2, p. e30011225871, 2022. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v11i2.25871. Disponível em: https://www.rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/25871. Acesso em: 3 mar. 2024.

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Health Sciences