• Dinda Nafilla
  • Yulia Lanti Retno Dewi
  • Intan Suraya Ellyas
Keywords: Food Choice, Nutritional Status, Sport Special Class


Eating habits are the way individuals and groups choose, consume, and use available food based on the social and cultural factors in which they live. Sport special class student are students in their early teens who undergo special programs, where students run training programs according to specialization sports and academic activities. This study aims to analyze the relationship of food choice with the nutritional status of sport special class students, Eating habits were examined with the Adolesence Food Habit Checklist (AFHC) questionnaire developed and validated by Johnson et al (2002). From filling out the questionnaire, the results can be categorized based on the truth in answering into healthy eating habits and unhealthy eating habits. The research design is cross sectional, conducted at SMPN 1 Surakarta in January 2023. The sampling technique was carried out with a simple random sampling technique so that 129 was obtained as the minimum number of research samples. The collection of personal data such as age, gender and address was filled in by the respondents themselves. Nutritional status data using anthropometry, and determined based on BMI / U. Nutritional knowledge data using the Adolesence Food Habit Checklist (AFHC). Nutritional status data is carried out weight and height weighing with strature meters and digital body scales that have been calibrated.  Data analysis using the Chi Square test. The results showed that there was no relationship between eating habit and nutritional status (p>0.05). Meanwhile, eating habits in KKO students found 77.4% to have healthy eating habits and 22.6%. The results of this study may have a tendency for research subjects to answer not in accordance with their daily eating habits, this can happen because the research questionnaire option is closed, so that research subjects tend to answer what is considered right, not what is actually done.

Author Biographies

Dinda Nafilla

Master of Nutrition Science, Faculty of Graduate study, Sebelas Maret University, Indonesia

Yulia Lanti Retno Dewi

Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Sebelas Maret University, Indonesia

Intan Suraya Ellyas

Sport Education Department, Faculty of sport science, Sebelas Maret University, Indonesia