Acta Scientific Nutritional Health (ASNH)(ISSN: 2582-1423)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 8

Risk-Factors Associated with Overweight and Obesity Among Adolescents in Selected Urban and Peri-Urban Secondary Schools in Monze, Zambia

Sophonie Ndahayo1*, Monique M - Ndahayo2 and Hikabasa Halwindi3

1PhDPH, Independent Researcher
2MSc, Senior Lecturer, Rusangu University
3PhD, Dean, School of Public Health, University of Zambia

*Corresponding Author: Sophonie Ndahayo, PhDPH, Independent Researcher

Received: June 29, 2022; Published: July 27, 2022

This research article was part of a dissertation that explored overweight and obesity: prevalence, level of awareness and associated risk-factors among adolescents in selected secondary schools in Monze, Zambia. A total of 358 respondents participated in the cross-sectional study. Risk-factors identified included: inadequate time in physical activity, consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, eating fast foods, snacking, irregularity in fruits and vegetables intake, insufficient sleeping hours, skipping breakfast, lack of school-policy to regulated sale and consumption of energy-dense foods and drinks in and around school premises as well as insufficient awareness about overweight and obesity risk-factors among the studied population. It was recommended that schools, parents and other education stakeholders should among other interventions develop and enforce the implementation of a national policy that require schools to create a conducive environment for the prevention and control of overweight and obesity such as Nourishing: based on the understanding that food policies to prevent obesity should aim to improve dietary behaviours by improving the availability, affordability and acceptability of healthy diets a

Keywords: Overweight; Obesity; Risk-Factors; Adolescents

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Citation: Sophonie Ndahayo.,et al. “Risk-Factors Associated with Overweight and Obesity Among Adolescents in Selected Urban and Peri-Urban Secondary Schools in Monze, Zambia".Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 6.8 (2022): 83-94.

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Copyright: © 2022 Sophonie Ndahayo., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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