Shaika Mae Jucutan
Lorma Colleges Senior High School, Phillipines
Consumption of High Sugar Foods of Teenagers Dealing with Academic Stress
Food Nutrition and Science student
With the many factors in society today that contributes to higher levels of stress, many people now attempt to cope with comfort eating. This research aims to discuss the consumption of sweet foods specifically to teenagers dealing with academic stress. The researchers wanted to know what are the school activities that contribute to their academic stress as well as the most common high sugar foods they resort to in order to cope with it. The researchers were also curious about the frequency of teenagers resorting to high sugar foods as well as how consuming high sugar foodshelped in relieving their stress. To make it happen, the researchers used a qualitative descriptive design for the research and purposive sampling for the respondents who are students from La Union National High School in San Fernando, La Union whose age ranges from 13-18. Results conveyed that performance tasks are the highest source of the students’ stress with a percentage of 31% and chocolates are the most common high sugar comfort food they resort to because of its convenience. The researchers discovered consequently that students are becoming more calm, energized, and satisfied after taking high sugar foods. In conclusion, eating high sugar foods when dealing with academic stress is proven effective with the proper limitation of usage.