Hygiene Sanitation Snack Selling and Snack Consumption Behavior of Middle School Students

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Saeteurn Chantou

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The purpose of this research was to examine how educating middle school students about cleanliness and sanitation, enforcing laws on vendors, and implementing school policies affects the students' views and attitudes regarding buying snacks. Methods such as surveys, evaluations of vendors, and discussions in small groups were all part of the overall strategy. While teaching about proper cleanliness and sanitation is crucial, the research found that it may not be enough to get kids to rethink their snack-buying habits on its own. Assessments of vendors also found that many were not in complete compliance with applicable hygiene and sanitation laws, potentially endangering the health of customers. Middle school children may benefit greatly from school regulations that make healthy snack selections more accessible and restrict access to less healthy ones, according to the research. Researchers also found that vendors operating in close proximity to schools with stringent standards were more likely to follow those laws' guidelines for cleanliness and sanitation. Based on these results, it seems that school regulations may be a useful tool for fostering a culture of healthy snacking and assuring the security of school food. This research may help shape public health and food safety regulations and instructional programs that target middle school children and their snacking habits.

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Chantou, S. (2023). Hygiene Sanitation Snack Selling and Snack Consumption Behavior of Middle School Students. Journal of Asian Multicultural Research for Medical and Health Science Study, 4(2), 6-12. https://doi.org/10.47616/jamrmhss.v4i2.363
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