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COVID-19 has changed the lives of people throughout the world. Education of school and college students underwent a complete transformation from going to classrooms to sitting at home and attending online classes. Knowledge about any illness is essential to protect oneself from the disease. Hence this cross sectional study was conducted to evaluate the knowledge of college students about COVID-19 using Google form. The results showed that majority of participants were Chennai. More than half of the students were doing undergraduate programs. Nearly 75 percent were students studying an under graduate or a postgraduate degree in food, nutrition and related subjects. More than 95 percent of the students were very good in basic knowledge about COVID-19 except the symptoms, without any difference between any groups. PG students performed better than the UG students in questions about nutritional facts related to COVID-19 with a significant difference between UGF and UGO students. The knowledge of PG students especially PGF students was more about immunoprotective foods. UGF and UGO did not show any difference in this. Only less than 50 percent of the participants could identify all the healthy practices required to protect from COVID-19. It is recommended to conduct such surveys for rural students alone and based on the results awareness can be created to protect everyone from the pandemic.


COVID-19, College Students, Food Sources, Nutritional Knowledge, Healthy Practices
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