2018, Vol. 3, Issue 1
A study on dietary pattern, food and nutrition knowledge and practices of female table tennis players of South India
Author(s): Renuka Meti
A study was conducted to know the Dietary pattern, Food and Nutrition Knowledge and practices of Female Table Tennis Players of South India. Table Tennis is one of the indoor sports which were earlier known as “Ping-Pong and Whiff-Whiff”. The objective of the study was to know the dietary habits, nutritional knowledge and practice of female Table Tennis players. The investigation was performed on 80 National levels University female Table Tennis players of the age group 18-24 years, willing to participate in the study were randomly selected from National Level Table Tennis Tournaments organized by Visveshwarayya Technological University, Belagavi, Karnataka. A detailed questionnaire was structured to collect information of the subjects. The results of the study were the University female table tennis players of South India, belonged to the age group of 18-24 years. About 91.3% tennis players were graduates students. 72.5% belonged to nuclear family the mean nutritional knowledge of players was 52.5. The mean nutritional practice of players was 73.55. From this study it can be concluded that University female Table Tennis players of South India were just adequate in nutritional knowledge and very low in practices. Hence an intensive orientation and education, awareness about sports nutrition is absolutely necessary at least just before the performances.
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How to cite this article:
Renuka Meti. A study on dietary pattern, food and nutrition knowledge and practices of female table tennis players of South India. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(1):540-542.