IJFANS International Journal of Food and Nutritional Sciences

ISSN PRINT 2319 1775 Online 2320-7876

Impact On Dietary Pattern Of Raipur City’s Population During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Videh Nandini, Dr. Abhaya R. Joglekar


This paper focuses on impact on dietary pattern that occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic among Raipur city’s population .Eating pattern is a complex construct that is liable to be modified by external factors. During the outbreak of corona disease 2019(COVID-19), many restrictive measures were carried out with the aim of reducing the impact of the disease. Aim: Aim of this paper is to explore eating habits changes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted using a self-administered schedule from the 9 January 2022 to 21 July 2022. The survey questions were adapted from the tick based questionnaire, food frequency questionnaire. A total number of 1000 participants completed the questionnaire. Data were collected using face to face interview techniques and were entered and analysed by using a statistical package for the social science version 24.Results: The survey examined food habits, food frequency and dietary intakes shows that impact on dietary pattern of Raipur city’s populations. The impact on dietary pattern during COVID-19 differed from community to community. Conclusion: in general, this study indicates impacts on dietary pattern during COVID-19 pandemic. It is important that the government considers the need for nutrition education programmes and campaigns particularly during this critical period of the pandemic in Raipur city.

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