Excessive junk food consumption leads to various health problems like weight gain, infection, food poisoning and dental diseases. Consuming junk foods might stop the children or adolescents from taking healthy meals either at school or at home. This study is to assess the effectiveness of planned teaching on hazards of junk food among 30 School students at Happy Child Senior Higher Secondary School, Sonipat. The study adopted Pre-Experimental one group pretest-posttest design and Non probability convenient sampling technique. Structured knowledge questionnaire was developed to assess the level of knowledge. In the pretest, mean knowledge score was 13.46 with S.D 2.61whereas; the posttest mean was 14.23 with S.D 3.05 respectively. There was a statistically significant improvement in the study subjects after the structured teaching programme (p<0.05).
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Shalin S.. Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge regarding Hazards of Junk Food among Adolescents. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2020; 10(2):207-209. doi: 10.5958/2349-2996.2020.00044.0