Relationship of Healthy Food Knowledge & Choosing Food

Is there a relationship between the knowledge of healthy food with one's attitude in choosing food? The following is a review of the relationship of knowledge about healthy food to the attitude in choosing food.

Relationship of knowledge with attitude

Rosenberg views that the cognitive component of attitude not only knows an object but also includes what is believed about the relationship between the attitude object and other important values ​​in the individual. With his view Rosenberg put forward more specifically the relationship between the affective component (attitude) and the cognitive component (knowledge).

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Rosenberg said that the relationship between the affective component and the psycho motor component in the organization of attitudes is that a stable state will arise if the affective component and the cognitive component of attitudes are consistent with one another, whereas instability will arise if the affective component and the cognitive component of attitudes are not mutually consistent with each other. This can be interpreted that the attitude which was initially stable will experience a change if there is an external influence that can affect one component, namely the affective component and the cognitive component so that there is pressure to influence changes in the component.

From experience and research it is proven that attitudes and behaviors that are based on knowledge will be more lasting than attitudes and behaviors that are not based on knowledge. Rogers research results (1974) revealed that before people adopt new behaviors (new behaviors), in that person a sequential process occurs, namely:
  1. Awareness (awareness), namely the person realizes the meaning of knowing about a stimulus (object) first.
  2. Interest, i.e. people start to be attracted to the stimulus
  3. Evaluation (considering whether or not the stimulus is good for him). This means that the respondent's attitude is getting better.
  4. Trial, i.e. people try new behaviors.
  5. Adoption, the subject has behaved recently in accordance with his knowledge, awareness, and attitude to a stimulus.
Thus, basically attitude is a tendency for students to act in certain ways. In this case, the embodiment of student learning behavior will be marked by the emergence of new tendencies that have changed (more advanced and straightforward) towards an object, values, events and so on.

The relationship of healthy food knowledge to attitudes in choosing food

If the percentage of income for the needs of providing or feeding the family is mediocre, but family knowledge of nutritious food ingredients is very diverse and can be obtained according to their abilities will always be considered, then each family can prepare a food dish that has nutritional value. every day from food ingredients (obtained according to ability), thus the needs for nutrients for each family will be met.

But on the contrary if a person's income presentation is excessive, but does not have knowledge of nutritious food ingredients, unconsciously, delicious food is preferred, then the growth and development of the body, health and work productivity will experience disturbances due to the lack of balance between nutrients necessary and nutrients received by the body.

So it can be concluded that a person's knowledge of nutrients contained in healthy food is very important, because it can affect a person's attitude and behavior in choosing good and nutritious food for his body's needs.

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