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Silliman University

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Inquiries, Investigation & Immersion


The Relationship between the Meal Frequency and

Timing and the BMI of Senior High school Grade 12 STEAM Students



Abiera III, Anton Reymundo Y.

Autentico, Maiah Angeleah P.

Capangpangan, Geneline

Galon, Sharifah Shekinah Dawn M.






Chapter I


Background of the Study

Skipping meals, eating passed the time, are some serious cases of the senior high school students. Have you ever wondered how it affects our body mass index or BMI? Does the timing of when we will eat have something to do with being malnourished, normal, or overweight?

The purpose of this research is to simply answer those questions. For the researchers to come up with those answers, they will use an experimental approach to the chosen grade 12 STEAM senior high school students of Silliman University.


Statement of the Problem


Objectives of the Study


Significance of the Study


Scope and limitations of the Study


Operational Definition of Terms

·         Meal frequency – Each type of macronutrient (protein, carbohydrate, and fat) requires varying amounts of energy to break down and process. This is the thermic effect of food, and is the metabolic “boost” that comes with eating.

·         BMI – Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on your weight in relation to your height, and applies to most adult men and women aged 20 and over. For children aged 2 and over, BMI percentile is the best assessment of body fat.

·         Malnourished – poorly or improperly nourished; suffering from malnutrition:

Thin, malnourished victims of the famine.

·         Overweight – weighing too much or more than is considered normal, proper, etc.:n overweight luggage; an overweight patient; two letters that may be overweight.

·         Experiment approach – It is a collection of research designs which use manipulation and controlled testing to understand causal processes. Generally, one or more variables are manipulated to determine their effect on a dependent variable. The experimental method.













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