Healthy food consumption behavior of working people in the capital city: A case study in Bangkok, Thailand
- Naksit Sakdapat Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Thailand
Food consumption behavior, health promotion, working-age people.
As an essential component of life, food plays a crucial role in the physical, intellectual, and mental growth. Good nutrition will arise from appropriate eating, leading to a balanced health condition. As a result of the contemporary Thai culture's haste and need to compete with time, working individuals disregard and disregard the significance of healthy food consumption. This study intends to examine Bangkok's working population's healthy food consumption habits to uncover significant determinants and predict quantities. The risk categories can be identified, and development strategies can be devised. This quantitative study is an examination of comparable relationships. This study's samples consisted of 462 individuals of working age in the capital who were selected through a multi-stage random sampling process. There were twelve sets of variable evaluation measures employed. According to the confirmatory factor analysis criteria, each set of measurements passed. All eleven variables could predict the consumption of healthy foods by 40.40 % of the total sample. The risk categories consisted of older married men. The research revealed important development approaches concentrating on the development of persons of working age, including 1) self-localization in health care, 2) accessing the information on health care, and 3) social support from organizations. These characteristics will aid in encouraging working individuals to adopt eating practices that promote health.