Body Image And Nutrition Knowledge With Fast Food Consumption Habits for Student During A Pandemic

  • Evania Sekar Arumdani Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta
  • Muwakhidah Muwakhidah Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta
  • Pramudya Kurnia Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta
  • Zulia Setyaningrum Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta


During the Pandemic Period, social restrictions were imposed so that student activities
were carried out online which led to a decrease in physical activity. In addition, today's
youth lifestyle is often consuming fast food because it is fast, practical and there are
many fast food restaurants available around them. Knowledge of low nutrition can affect
the habit of consuming fast food without paying attention to the nutritional content
contained in it. The impact of excessive consumption of fast food can cause various
nutritional problems, one of which is being overweight. Being overweight in adolescent
girls causes adolescents to feel dissatisfied with their physical appearance and will lead
to negative perceptions of their own bodies. This study aims to determine the
relationship between body image (body image) and nutritional knowledge with fast food
consumption habits in students of the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of
Muhammadiyah Surakarta. The design of this research is observational with a cross
sectional approach. The sampling technique used is Simple Random Sampling with a
total sample of 113 people. Body image data was obtained from a body image
questionnaire with the MBSRQ (Multidimensional Body-Self Relation Questionnaire)
with a total of 32 questions and nutrition knowledge data obtained from a balanced
nutrition knowledge questionnaire with a total of 20 questions, and data on fast food
consumption habits obtained from the Food form. Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ) for the
last 3 months. This research was conducted online using a Google form that was
distributed through Whatsapp groups. Analysis of the relationship between variables
using the Spearman Rank test. The perception of body image is included in the negative
category, namely 92.9%, the level of nutritional knowledge is included in the good
category, namely 72.6% and fast food consumption habits are included in the low
category, namely 59.3%. Research subjects who have a negative body image and have
fast food consumption habits in the high category are 41%, and research subjects who
have good knowledge and have high fast food consumption habits are 41.5%. The results
of this study indicate that there is no relationship between body image (p = 0.220) and
nutritional knowledge (p = 0.740) with fast food consumption habits in students of the
Faculty of Health Sciences, Muhammadiyah University, Surakarta.