Behaviors associated with eating are always considered as one of many factors which contribute to the
development of childhood obesity. Moreover, balanced diet really plays an important role in human’s body as all-inclusive
maturation potentiality, and good shape can be promoted. As we know, we are what we eat. This research was carried out
to determine the relationship between body mass index (BMI), eating pattern of pre-university students and their health
concern. All students from ASASIpintar have responded on a questionnaire created regarding the above matter and this
study lasts for 10 months. Students have filled in three sections which are demographic and anthropometric information,
health concern and eating pattern. The results showed that BMI did not affect students’ health concern. However, these
results suggested that BMI level had an effect on eating pattern. Specifically, it was suggested that when humans had a
healthy BMI, they had a less healthy eating pattern. When humans were overweight, they had a healthier eating pattern.
In conclusion, BMI must be healthy or overweight to to affect eating pattern while BMI did not affect students’ health
concern. Hence, one implication of the results obtained from the research is that the people start to realise that teenagers
who look healthy do not necessarily lead a healthy eating pattern. In the future, people would be more aware of their
eating pattern, improving their overall health by indulging in balanced diet. Furthermore, students and the people around
the world would also notice that healthy eating plays important role in shaping their own futures.