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Stress Inducing and Stress Reducing Foods in Children

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Prasanthi, Kesava Dev Road, Mudavanmugal, Poojapura, Trivandrum-695012, Kerala, INDIA
  • 2 Dept of Home Science, Kerala Agricultural College, Trivandrum., Kerala, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 3, Issue (11), Pages 1-7, November,14 (2014)


Stress today is a worldwide epidemic affecting every individual regardless of age. For more than half a century stress has been of significant interest to scientists and educationists all over the world. Today in Kerala the stress related problems are increasing alarmingly among children and adults. Things that cause us stress are called stressors. Many events can be thought of as stressors. These could be academic pressure, conflicts, nutritional disorders, other health related problems etc. Diet is one area of behaviour that tends to be abused or neglected when under stress, which in turn affects our ability to cope with stress. A major problem seen today among children is eating disorder and poor food consumption pattern. The present study therefore aims in studying the diet and food consumption pattern of the children and thereby identifying the stress inducing and stress reducing foods for the children.


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