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30th Interdisciplinary Information Management Talks: Digitalization of Society, Business and Management in a Pandemic, IDIMT 2022 ; : 235-242, 2022.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-2026643

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The global pandemic has changed the habits of both sides of the market. The study maps selected changes in the lifestyle of Czechs and Slovaks. Specifically, it focuses on examining changes in the eating habits of customers who have been under the pressure of social distancing and re-closure of the mortar and brick businesses forced to move their interactions dominantly into the virtual world. The concept of food delivery has taken on a new dimension in these conditions, which in combination with companies and services operating based on a shared economy has created completely unique and ideal situation for the renaissance of this sector. The theoretical overview combined with the empirical analysis of the online reputation of the main players in the food delivery industry in the monitored markets compared to the leaders of the industry from the United States created a starting point for the following comprehensive research of the reputation of companies operating in a shared and low carbon economy. © 2022 IDIMT. All rights reserved.

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PLoS One ; 17(8), 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2021903

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In addition to the intrinsic value of the product, social, cultural and psychological factors also have a major influence on the consumer’s purchasing decision. They are also influenced by trends and tendencies such as globalisation, digitalisation and various economic and social crises. In our study, we focused on the analysis of food purchasing preferences;including the reasons for the rise of ethnocentrism in the purchase of domestic products and the potential of this phenomenon in light of relevant secondary data and quantitative primary results. The main objective of the study’s primary research is to demonstrate that consumer groups, distinguishable by food consumption preferences, have differentiated perceptions of domestic food (price, quality, reliability). This provides evidence that food consumer preferences are reflected in decisions about domestic food. Due to the Hungarian relevance of the topic, the presentation of related international research and literature was given a prominent role. The focus of our research was to investigate the food purchasing preferences of Hungarian food consumers. Based on the results, we were able to characterise distinct consumer segments based on food purchasing preferences, and we were able to identify potential target groups of domestic food based on food consumer preferences: the ‘conscious food buyers’, the ‘impulse buyers’ and the ‘no preference’. In our view, members belonging to the first two segments can be successfully persuaded to buy Hungarian food through an educational campaign based on sufficiently fashionable and trendy motifs with the help of the right reference person.

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Food Research International ; : 111822, 2022.
Article in English | ScienceDirect | ID: covidwho-2004073

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The Covid-19 pandemic has strongly impacted people's lives and the food industry. In this sense, food products claiming nutritional and health-promoting benefits due to the presence of bioactive peptides and probiotics, such as Greek-style yogurt, have been in demand. The objective of this work was to investigate, through word association, the perception of the consumers regarding the seven concepts related to Greek-style yogurt (traditional, ultra-creamy, zero fat, high content proteins, zero lactose, light and with no added sugars), in the context of social isolation due to Covid-19. In this online survey, 346 participants completed a questionnaire. The participants were divided according to health concerns (increased, not changed, or decreased) and eating habits (improved, not changed, or worsened) during the Covid-19 pandemic. Chi-square and prototypical analysis were used as statistical tests. During the Covid-19 pandemic, based on self-report, around 66% of the participants had their eating habits and their concerns about health changed. The general associations were related to the categories pleasure, health, creamy, pleasant texture, food restriction, and loss of sensory quality. 'Health' and 'pleasure' were negatively associated with the conceptualization of Greek-style yogurt. For the zero-fat, light, and sugar-free Greek-style yogurts, the terms creamy and ultra-creamy are sensory appealing to the consumers. In general, the price and concerns about health are factors that strongly influence the purchase intention of Greek-style yogurts. The yogurts were associated with sensory and non-sensory characteristics, which can be useful for marketing strategies for of different product concepts.

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Retos-Nuevas Tendencias En Educacion Fisica Deporte Y Recreacion ; - (46):604-612, 2022.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-2003064

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The present study aims to determine the eating habits, nutritional status and level of physical activity in pandemic period of university students in the Maule Region. It corresponded to a descriptive, cross-sectional, non-experimental quantitative approach. The population was made up of 1.253 young adults (21.22??2.27 years) who are studying between the first and last year of undergraduate university. Two questionnaires were applied: National Health Survey (Chile) and International Questionnaire of Physical Activity (IQPA). Regarding the results, it was observed that: on average the entire sample increased two kilograms of body weight compared to the pre-pandemic period. Regarding the level of physical activity and in relation to the MET??S spent by both men and women, they do not reach the minimum weekly recommendations. In addition, women reported a higher prevalence of sedentary lifestyle. Students during the period of confinement as a result of the pandemic, report good eating habits, most of them have a normal nutritional status (BMI) and regarding the level of physical activity, a high percentage does not reach the minimum recommendations established by the WHO.

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J Relig Health ; 2022 Aug 13.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1990717

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The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), as a widespread health threat, has triggered an increase in health-related behaviours, both pro-and anti-health, especially with regard to diet and physical activity. One of the factors modifying the intensity of such activities may be the religious doctrine and religiosity with which a person is associated. A total of 1502 people (1147 women) from countries that feature one dominant religion, took part in the study. Participants represented Sunni Islam (Egypt, n = 798), Roman Catholicism (Poland, n = 443) and Orthodox Christianity (Romania, n = 261). The Coronavirus Anxiety Scale, the Eating Attitudes Test and the Inventory of Physical Activity Objectives were used in the study. Fear of COVID-19 is associated with engagement in pro-health activity, although not to such a significant extent as might be expected. The type of religion in question was revealed to moderate this relationship, but the intensity of religiosity was not found to serve as a moderator.

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Clinical Nutrition ESPEN ; 2022.
Article in English | ScienceDirect | ID: covidwho-1982808

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Background & Aims Anxiety can be related to reduced diet quality during pandemics such as COVID-19. However, it is not clear whether these relationships would be similar in inactive and physically active participants. The aim of this study was to analyze associations between anxiety and eating habits in physically active and inactive individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods The sample consisted of 1826 adults (58.5% women) who were invited through social media to answer an online questionnaire. The instrument included questions related to physical activity, eating habits, health behavior, mental health (anxiety, depression, self-esteem, sadness and stress) and overall health. Anxiety, food habits (high food habits consumption ≥5 times per week) and physical activity (≥150 minutes per week) were assessed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The relationship between anxiety and eating habits according to levels of physical activity (inactive vs. active) was assessed using binary logistic regression adjusted for sex, age, education level, social isolation, and body mass index. Results Among the inactive participants, anxiety was related with high consumption of sweets (OR= 1.43;95% CI= 1.11-1.83) and fast foods (OR= 2.23;95% CI= 1.05-4.74) while quarantining during the COVID-19 pandemic. No relationship was observed between anxiety and food consumption among physically active participants in the final model. Conclusion Anxiety was associated with less desirable eating habits among physically inactive adults during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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International Journal of Pediatrics ; 10(4):15802-15812, 2022.
Article in English | CAB Abstracts | ID: covidwho-1975603

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Background: The opportunities and conveniences brought by the developing technology greatly reduce the workload of individuals. The restrictions occurring from the Covid pandemic also allow us to easily do all our work from home over the internet. However, this situation has caused a serious decrease in the physical activity rate of individuals. The decrease in physical activity increases the tendency for eating easily accessible and unhealthy foods, leading to a move away from healthy nutrition habits. Unhealthy nutrition, on the other hand, causes negative situations in our body, both physically and physiologically. The aim of this study is to examine whether the motivation of adolescent athletes to participate in physical activity is related to and predicted by the variables of body appreciation and attitude towards healthy nutrition.

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Int J Environ Res Public Health ; 19(15)2022 Aug 01.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1969259

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BACKGROUND: The recent pandemic of COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on healthcare frontliners. This study sought to assess healthcare shift workers' depression, anxiety, and stress and its associated factors. METHODS: The sampling frame includes healthcare shift workers directly managing COVID-19 cases around Klang Valley, Malaysia. The participants' mental health status was assessed using the Depression, Anxiety, Stress Scale-21 (DASS-21). The associated factors specified in this study include sleep quality, physical activities, and eating habits. Pearson's χ2 and simple and multivariable binary logistic regression models were constructed following the Hosmer-Lemeshow approach to determine the potential associated factors. RESULTS: A total of 413 participants were recruited. Overall, 40.7% of participants had one or more symptoms of depression, anxiety, or stress. Poor sleep quality was significantly associated with all mental health outcomes of depression, anxiety, and stress. Inactivity was found to be strongly associated with symptoms of depression and anxiety. At the same time, eating habits were strongly associated with anxiety and stress. CONCLUSIONS: Sleep quality, inactivity, and eating habits that were found to be associated with the mental health status of healthcare shift workers are modifiable factors that must be addressed to curb mental health issues among this group of workers.


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COVID-19 , Anxiety/epidemiology , Anxiety/psychology , COVID-19/epidemiology , Delivery of Health Care , Depression/epidemiology , Health Personnel/psychology , Humans , Mental Health , Pandemics , SARS-CoV-2
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Mundo da Saude ; 46:64-73, 2022.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-1964766

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The aim of the present study was to evaluate the change in the eating habits of Brazilian athletes during the Coronavirus pandemic. Through a structured online questionnaire, 249 athletes with at least 10 years of practice and/or at least one call by the Brazilian team of their respective modality had their answers analyzed. There was a decrease in the frequency of consumption of vegetables considering the consumption category “5 or more days a week”, with 137 athletes (55.0%) before the pandemic and 113 athletes (45.4%) during the Coronavirus pandemic (p<0.05). The frequency of fruit consumption also showed a reduction, from 150 athletes (60.2%) who consumed fruit “5 or more days a week” before the pandemic to 130 athletes (52.2%) during the pandemic (p<0.05). However, there was an increase in the number of athletes who consumed fried foods (15.3% before to 23.3% during), as well as pizza, snacks, and sandwiches, “2 to 4 days a week” (21.3% before to 31.7% during) (p<0.05) during the Coronavirus pandemic. There was a change in the responsibility of athletes to prepare their meals during the Coronavirus pandemic, as well as a reduction in the frequency of meals taken daily. Although there was an increase in the consumption of ready-to-eat foods during the Coronavirus pandemic (p<0.05), athletes did not increase their consumption of food/meals through apps (p>0.05). In conclusion, the study data demonstrate that Brazilian elite athletes showed changes in eating habits as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. This fact draws attention, since if maintained for prolonged or intensified periods, the observed changes could be characterized by the worsening of the dietary profile of Brazilian athletes. © 2022 Centro Universitario Sao Camilo. All rights reserved.

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Journal of Nutritional Science ; 11, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-1960158

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Tunisia recorded the highest rate of COVID-19 positive cases and deaths in Africa but no studies assessed the impact of the pandemic on eating patterns as in the case of several countries. The objective of the present study was to investigate the perception of changes in food habits, appetite and body weight in Tunisian adults of both genders aged 20–74 years old. A cross-sectional study has been carried out with a non-probabilistic sampling method based on an online self-administered survey. Of overall 1082 adults included in the study, 57⋅8 % reported a change in their eating habits: 21⋅2 % an increase in their consumption of fresh fruits, vegetables, pulses, pasta and bread, while 36⋅6 % an increase of homemade cakes and biscuits, sweets, processed meat, sugary drinks and alcoholic drinks. In addition, tea, coffee and herbal tea have been reported as excessively consumed during the lockdown period. More than half experienced appetite variations (34⋅6 % increased appetite and 23⋅0 % appetite loss). Inequality detrimental to women was reported regarding eating habit changes (women consumed more unhealthier foods than men). Elderly subjects (over 60 years) were less likely to negatively change food habits in comparison with young adults (20–25 years), while ungraduated respondents were more prone to negatively change their food habits. Almost half reported weight gain. As the negative influence of the lockdown period on eating habits with the increase of obesity risk has been detected, health policy may be advised to focus on using mass media campaigns to promote healthy eating habits, in particular for illiterate and young people.

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Malawi Medical Journal ; 34(2):95-104, 2022.
Article in English | CAB Abstracts | ID: covidwho-1934436

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Background: The pandemic called "Coronavirus Disease 2019" (COVID-19), which first appeared in China, then spread to the whole world, has had negative consequences in many areas, especially in health. The long-term quarantine process caused by the pandemic and the experienced stress had a great impact on nutritional habits. Aim: In this study, it was aimed to determine the change in anxiety levels and eating habits of young adults after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care ; 11(6):3209-3216, 2022.
Article in English | GIM | ID: covidwho-1934398

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Introduction: During the pandemic, sedentary behaviors, anxiety, and boredom caused by confinement at home could affect lifestyle patterns, degrade diet quality, and promote overconsumption. This cross-sectional study aimed to identify the impact of lockdowns on lifestyle behaviors among Pakistan's population and changes in the nutritional and eating patterns. Materials and Methods: This is an online, questionnaire-based, cross-sectional study. The study collected demographic information, dietary habits, and lifestyle patterns. Descriptive and summary statistics were used to describe data, and Chi-square or Fisher's exact tests were used for associations.

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Rivista di Scienza dell'Alimentazione ; 49:47-50, 2020.
Article in Italian | GIM | ID: covidwho-1929485

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The unexpected and bursting arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic in a short time has overwhelmed the whole world, bringing changes in every aspect of life: social, work, economic, technological. The lifestyle and eating habits of the Italian population have also undergone significant changes. What happened during the lockdown period? How did the Italians react to the quarantine? How have their eating habits changed? What impact have these changes had on health?

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Public Health Nutr ; : 1-7, 2022 Mar 31.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1921537

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OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the current study was to cross-culturally adapt and validate an online questionnaire to assess eating habits and physical activity of university students under confinement due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19). DESIGN: Generation of a cross-sectional online survey to university students conducted during confinement due to COVID-19. The study was divided into two phases. SETTINGS: Students, Chile. PARTICIPANTS: Phase 1 considered the process of translation and back translation, expert panel, cultural adaptation and the generation of a pilot to validate a preliminary format of the questionnaire. In Phase 2, information from the instrument was collected from two hundred and sixty-eight university students, ages 16 to 30 years old, with a mean age of 21·6 (3·3) The major proportion of participants were female (82 %). RESULTS: The adapted questionnaire was statistically validated in three dimensions: (A) eating habits and behaviours during quarantine, (B) perception of risk and (C) physical activity changes during the quarantine. The reliability of Cronbach's α for dimensions A, B and C was 0·59, 0·85 and 0·97, respectively. The complete questionnaire obtained 0·61 in internal consistency and 0·61 (0·58-0·67) ICC reliability. A statistically significant positive correlation matrix was observed. CONCLUSIONS: This questionnaire is a practical tool to obtain accurate information about the relation of COVID-19 confinement on people's eating habits and physical activity. Therefore, it could contribute to establishing appropriate strategies to prevent negative effects on people's health.

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Atithya: A Journal of Hospitality ; 7(1):1-7, 2021.
Article in English | CAB Abstracts | ID: covidwho-1918883

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A study was conducted to understand the Changing Food Trends and Food Preferences among Youngsters in Pune city of India. The objective of this paper was to identify the key food trends and understand the way they are changing the food habits. The research was conducted using a questionnaire which was administered online. It was observed that the youngsters are getting more inclined towards eating fast food because of its taste, quick service, change from daily routine, emotional eating and follow food trends. However, the observations of the study indicate that consumption of home cooked food was preferred by youngsters during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Int J Environ Res Public Health ; 19(13)2022 Jun 23.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1911335

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has continued to spread rapidly worldwide, forcing countries to enact lockdowns and strict social-distancing measures that affect individual and population health. This study investigates the changes in dietary habits and lifestyle behaviors among Saudi residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. A cross-sectional survey was conducted on 786 participants, with a mean age of 30 years. The questionnaire was administered online and sent via social media applications. Dietary habits, physical activity, TV-watching time, sleep patterns, stressors, and socio-demographic data were evaluated. Among the survey respondents, there was an increase in weight gain, food consumption, and decreased physical activity. Respondents who gained weight consumed more snacks, ate larger food portions, and engaged in less physical activity. Furthermore, a high fish, water, and supplements intake was noticed. Although respondents' intake of fruits and vegetables was low, most individuals reported a negatively changed intake. However, most respondents reported increased consumption of lean meat and sweet foods. Observing changes in dietary and lifestyle habits during the lockdown period may help elaborate on the pandemic's consequences for population health and assist in formulating and implementing policies for future closures, while supporting vulnerable groups.


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COVID-19 , Pandemics , Animals , COVID-19/epidemiology , Communicable Disease Control , Cross-Sectional Studies , Feeding Behavior , Humans , Life Style , Saudi Arabia/epidemiology
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Int J Environ Res Public Health ; 19(13)2022 Jun 21.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1911324

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The dramatic lifestyle changes forced by COVID-19-related lockdown promoted weight gain, with a stronger impact on obese subjects, at higher risk of severe infection. The PubMed database was searched to identify original studies assessing: (1) the extent and risk factors of lockdown-induced weight increase; and (2) the impact of obesity on the risk of hospital admission in children and adolescents. A systematic literature review and meta-analyses were performed. Twenty out of 13,986 identified records were included. A significant weight increase was reported in the majority of subjects, with no apparent gender or age differences. It was induced by a higher consumption of hypercaloric/hyperglycemic/junk food and/or the reduction of physical activity, often associated with an altered sleep-wake cycle. On the other hand, obesity increased the risk of hospitalization (OR = 4.38; 95% C.I. 1.46-13.19; p = 0.009; I2 = 96%) as compared to the normal weight population. COVID-19 and obesity represent epidemic conditions with reciprocal detrimental impact. Urgent public health interventions, targeting the various age and social strata, and involving governmental authorities, health care personnel, teachers and families are warranted to increase awareness and actively promote healthy lifestyles to contrast pediatric obesity and its detrimental consequences at a global level.


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COVID-19 , Pediatric Obesity , Adolescent , COVID-19/epidemiology , Child , Communicable Disease Control , Exercise , Humans , Life Style , Pediatric Obesity/epidemiology , Weight Gain
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Current Nutrition & Food Science ; 18(4):419-426, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-1910833

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Background: During the initial outbreak of the global COVID-19 pandemic, there were few effective evidence-based vaccines or treatments available, which led to many attempts to find alternative options. Objective: This study aimed to compare the general dietary and lifestyle habits among the Saudi adult population in Riyadh before and during COVID-19. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study targeting the Riyadh population from 16 May 2020 to 16 June 2020. The study was composed of a structured questionnaire that collected demographic information (such as age, gender, place of residence, and health status), dietary habit information (such as daily intake of certain foods, food frequency, number of meals/day, and number of times drinking tea and coffee), lifestyle habit information (such as physical activity;sleep quality;and time spent using the internet, social media, and electronic devices for fun or stress relief) using Google forms. A total of 1193 participants aged over 18 years were included in the study. Results: During the COVID-19 period, a significant increase was observed in the number of meals eaten daily, fruit and vegetable intake, the intake of sweets and cakes/biscuits, the number of hours of sleep per day, and time spent on the internet and social media compared with the pre- COVID-19 pandemic period. However, the amount of running exercise or physical activity was found to be significantly reduced. Conclusion: In this study, we found that the dietary and lifestyle habits changed among Saudi adults during the COVID-19 period. Similar large-scale studies should be undertaken in the future to confirm the results of the study.

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56th Croatian & 16th International Symposium on Agriculture, Vodice, Croatia ; 2021.
Article in Croatian | CAB Abstracts | ID: covidwho-1905339

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Fruit consumption has experienced a huge increase over the past decade as the results of numerous studies indicate a positive effect of fruit ingredients on human health. The spread of the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 disease is having an unprecedented effect on all food markets, including the fruit and vegetable market. The aim of the study was to determine whether the COVID-19 virus pandemic has an impact on fruit consumption. The survey was conducted via a Google form within which a survey was conducted which was then posted on the social network Facebook. A total of 463 responses were received. When asked whether they believe that fruit consumption affects the state of the immune system, 97.2% of respondents answered in the affirmative, which speaks volumes about sufficient education and the importance of fruit consumption. According to a survey, 85.1% of respondents believe that the situation caused by the COVID-19 virus did not make it difficult to obtain fresh fruit. 86.4% of respondents believe that their eating habits related to fruit consumption during the pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus have not changed.

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South Asian Journal of Experimental Biology ; 12(3):385-397, 2022.
Article in English | CAB Abstracts | ID: covidwho-1904236

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The world has been dealing with a coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic since January 2020, which is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. To avoid the spread of the disease, drastic measures were implemented. These measures, however, can have a negative impact on people's health because they influence their behavior. The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on people's lifestyles, including food consumption, when combined with quarantine measures. In order to shed light on the Algerian population's food habits during the pandemic, an observational and descriptive epidemiological study on 640 people, whether or not they were infected with COVID-19, was conducted in the western region of Algeria. The study used an online and face-to-face interview questionnaire focused on the pandemic's elapsed period between February and September 2020. Our findings showed that half of our participants had influenza during the study period, but only 37.53% of them had COVID-19. As a result, almost all of our test-positive respondents (95%) followed a medical protocol automatically. Furthermore, 31.57% of them stated that they were following a specific diet to avoid COVID-19 contamination. This resulted in a clear shift in Algerian cuisine (70.31%), with processed foods (3.47%) and modern dishes (5%) made outside the home consumed at low levels, while consumption of vegetables (22.39%), fruits (15.87%), and traditional dishes (11.95%) increased. Vulnerable people, such as breastfeeding mothers, were faced with the double burden of nourishing their babies while being Covid-positive, causing 35/40 cases to discontinue breastfeeding completely. Overall, 83.09% of our participants were malnourished. This study is the first draft in the understanding of Algerians' dietary behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it could be used effectively in the delineation of strategies for correction and support of citizens in underdeveloped countries.

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