Food label reading habit in Indonesian nutrition student: multi-strata comparison review

Desty Ervira Puspaningtyas, Muhammad Iqbal, N A Choiriyah, I Y Setyorini


This  study  aimed  to  evaluate  the  difference  on  food  label reading habit  based  on food safety information exposurein Indonesian nutrition student.This was cross sectional study done to 712 nutrition students in Indonesia from multi-strata, i.e. diploma and bachelor degree. Data  collection  was  done  using  questionnaire.  Item  of  food  label reading habit  consisted  of nutrition  fact  information,  expired  date,  ingredients  list,  food  distribution permit,  and  halal information. Food safety information exposure was known by asking about food safety credit, workshops and seminars followed by the students. The differences of food label reading habit based  on food  safety  information  exposure  were  analyzed using  Mann  Whitney  U-test. As many as 589 students, 111 students and 184 students had taken food safety credit, workshops and  seminar.  There  were  differences  on  reading  nutrition  fact  information  and  ingredients based on food safety credit taken by the subject with p=0.0001 and p=0.0312, respectively. The differences  was  looked  on  reading  nutrition  fact  information  (p=0.0079),  ingredient (p=0.0014),  food  distribution  permit  (p=0.0158),  and  halal  information  (p=0.0372)  based  on food  safety  seminars  history. There  were  differences  on  reading  halal  information  based  on food  safety workshops history  (p=0.0187).  Food  safety  information  exposure  giveseffecton food label reading habit.

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