Life style and nutritional status of food service personnel in selected hotels
The hospitality is the only industry which serve essential food and shelter and make the customers to feel at home. Thereby we take our food in outside restaurants.Hence personnel working in the hotel industry who serve food should be nutritionally fitand active, then only they can provide good food to the customers. A survey was conducted regarding the life style and nutritional status of the food service personnel in selected hotels from Trichirapalli district. Hundred samples of male personnel were selected in purposive random sampling method from production, service and dishwashing areas because these are the main areas were the hygienic practices should be followed strictly. An interview schedule was framed with questions regarding life style pattern,Dietary intake personal hygiene and their nutritional status is analysed by Selected Antropometric measurements, Biochemical assessment and by Dietary survey method.The results showed that Majority of the food service personnel were not following healthy lifestyle and they have lot of stress due to long working hours and they have improper meal timings and their nutritional status were not satisfactory.