¹ Department of Food and Beverage Management and Culinary Arts
Kun Shan University
Tainan, Yongkang District
² Ying Hai International High School
Tainan, North District
Is the COVID-19 Pandemic an Opportunity to Improve Adolescents’ Diet? An Exploratory Study in Taiwan
Adolescence is a vital time period for laying down good health foundations. One’s eating behaviors can be easily influenced by external factors during this stage. Since May 2022, Taiwan has experienced an upsurge of COVID-19 cases, which forced students to stay home and take part in online learning. This drastic change could be a positive influence on or a threat to adolescents’ diets. The main aim of this study is to investigate the changes in adolescents’ dietary patterns after the outbreak.