Susuky Mar-Aldana, School of Medicine and Nutrition, Universidad Juarez del Estado de Durango, Durango, Durango, Mexico Ana R. Rodríguez-Durán, School of Social Work, Universidad Juarez del Estado de Durango, Durango, Durango, Mexico José C. Castañeda-Delfín, School of Infirmary and Obstetrics, Universidad Juarez del Estado de Durango, Durango, Durango, Mexico Miriam H. Rodríguez-López, School of Chemical Sciences, Universidad Juarez del Estado de Durango, Durango, Durango, Mexico Leticia Pesqueira-Leal, School of Psychology and Human Communication Therapy, Universidad Juarez del Estado de Durango, Durango, Durango, Mexico Arturo Barraza-Macias, Research and Postgraduate Department, Universidad Pedagógica de Durango. Durango, Durango, Mexico Jorge A. Cisneros-Martínez, School of Medicine and Nutrition, Universidad Juarez del Estado de Durango, Durango, Durango, Mexico


Objective: The objective of the study was to evaluate eating habits in university students who belong to health science programs. Methods: The study was conducted to 1503 students from the health area of five institutions of the Juarez University of the State of Durango: FAMEN (32.5%), FAPYTCH (23.4%), FAEO (16.1%), FODO (14.2%), and FCCFYD (13.8%). Each student was given an instrument to assess their eating habits. Results: There are few statistical differences in the ITEMS of the instrument applied to evaluate eating habits in university students of health science programs, presenting a low consumption of fruits, vegetables, protein-rich foods, and low water consumption. In contrast, there is a high intake of processed and high-calorie food. Conclusions: It is concluded that there is no difference between the variables of the instrument applied in the participating population, noting that students evaluated in both men and women are on a mostly regular scale, and when questioning the population studied about how often they follow a diet, a high percentage responded that sometimes, and a minimum percentage always mentions being within a diet.



Keywords: Eating habits. College students. Health.