Study on the Awareness of the Students of Azad University of Medical Sciences About Nutrition and Food Storing Stuff During Crisis

Ali Miri, Mahsa Hami, Abdollah Dargahi, Mohsen Poursadeghiyan, Mehrdad Farrokhi, Reyhaneh Ivanbagha, Mohammad Masood Khalesi
2018 Health in Emergencies & Disasters Quarterly  
Consumption of healthy and hygienic foods is imperative to live a healthy life. This issue is of greater importance when obtaining foodstuff is relatively tough. The countries prone to natural disasters should always be prepared for a crisis. The present study aims to investigate awareness among the students in Azad University of Medical Sciences regarding nutrition and storing foodstuff in case of crisis. Results: Given the results of the study, only 35% of the participants had a good level of
more » ... had a good level of awareness, 38.5% had moderate awareness, and 26.5% had low level of awareness about nutrition and how to store food during crisis. No significant gender and age (α=0.05) difference was observed. Conclusion: Health experts and authorities should be aware of nutrition safety and sampling risky foods. This process can be helpful in case of a crisis, especially during early hours of the crisis and after the settlement of the displaced population are essential. To that end, training the experts and authorities responsible for such situations can be helpful. Therefore, holding training courses and teaching for related authorities on how to prevent waterborne and foodborne disease can prevent from food poisoning outbreaks and high mortality rate. Citation: Miri A, Hami M, Dargahi A, Poursadeghiyan M, Farrokhi M, Ivanbagha R, et al. Study on the Awareness of the Students of Azad University of Medical Sciences About Nutrition and Food Storing Stuff During Crisis. Health in Emergencies and Disasters Quarterly. 2018; 3(2):91-96. https://doi.
doi:10.29252/nrip.hdq.3.2.91 fatcat:r6yshqux4zcifg36jakg2xmdfa