Influance of dietary habits on the high school studets’ self-image

Theory and Practice

High-school students are mostly teenagers, at which age they tend to constantly worry about their looks and weight. For them, these are the most important components of their self-image. Their self-esteem is directly connected to their visual perception of themselves. It is possible that these obsessions lead to unhealthy behaviours like anorexia or bulimia. However, given proper care and attention, the students’ appearance preoccupations can be guided towards improving their diet. I believe education about healthy diet can actually be much more effective at this age than at any other. The purpose of this work was to find students’ feedback on suggestions for improving the students’ diet by modifying the selection of foods served in the dormitory restaurant, so that it would not be necessary for them to feel like they have to be very selective about their menu.

Key words: high-school dormitory, healthy diet, questionnaire, self-image, self-esteem, teenagers. 

Vojka Viler Krivec