A Survey to show the Relationship between Male and Female Eating Habits
Many studies have shown the females are more health conscious then males therefore a questionnaire has been given to 38 participants, who were randomly selected. The predicted hypothesis for the survey was that females would be more health conscious then males and are concerned about what they eat. The results showed some differences in the answers between the genders. In particular it showed that females were more involved in the content of food and in general had healthier eating habits.
Findings from many studies have shown that women are more conscious about what they eat and drink than men. In general men are more likely to eat meat and poultry and women are more likely to eat fruits and vegetables. (American Society for Microbiology, 2008) New International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation research suggests women are more likely than men to be taking advantage of and eating foods to maintain overall health and wellness as well as for more specific benefits like improved feelings of fullness and digestive health (International Food Information Council, 2008). A significantly higher percentage of men (84%) than women (58%) reported typically eating fast foods for lunch at least once per week. A significantly higher percentage of men (70%) than women (63%) reported typically eating at American burger/fries establishments at least once weekly. Fifty percent of men reported not typically considering portion sizes, and 53% of women reported typically considering small portion sizes. Thirty-seven percent of men and 51% of women reported sometimes choosing menu options they considered healthier at restaurants (J. Driskell et al). The 1995 National College Health Risk Behaviour Survey found that 74% of college students did not eat the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables per day and 22% had eaten 3 or more high-fat foods daily (National...