Exploring the underlying factors for fast food consumption behavior among adolescents: a qualitative study
Overweight and obesity cause different disorder such as high blood pressure, inflammation and cardiovascular diseases. So it becomes a major factor for enhancing different mortal diseases.
Due to the high tendency to consume fast food among adolescents, this research is dedicated to identifying the causes of adolescent’s desire for the fast food and their deep perception of their views in the form qualitative research.
Methods: An interview was carried out with some adolescents to explore the reasons and their consumption rate.
Results: the main conditions of fast food consumption in students can be divided into 4 categories. Also, the students’ motivation in fast food ingestion can be explained in personal, social and educational reasons.
Conclusions: Increasing number of fast food restaurants, peer pressure, parents’ role in choosing proper nutrition and lack of knowledge about the risks of fast food is the main reasons of increased fast food consumption in adolescents.