International Journal of Home Science
2018, VOL. 4 ISSUE 2, PART D
Assessment of food intake pattern and effect of nutrition education on adolescents of Uttarakhand
Author(s): Pratibha Singh, Shivani Bhardwaj, Chetna Jantwal and Rita Singh Raghuvanshi
The present study was carried out on 1479 adolescents of 11 to 18 years of age. The sample was selected from three different government schools of district Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand. The food consumption pattern of the adolescents was assessed through food frequency questionnaire. The food consumption pattern indicated poor consumption of milk, fruit and pulses. Due to low consumption of important nutrients, the adolescents are at higher risk of nutrient deficiency diseases. The existing nutritional knowledge of adolescents was assessed with the help of a questionnaire. For assessing the existing knowledge of nutrition a pre test was conducted in which nutrition and health related questions were included. After conducting pre test, nutrition education was imparted to the adolescents. After imparting education post test was conducted and the data collected was analyzed. Results revealed that the increment in knowledge level of adolescents was 42.27 percent. It can be concluded that nutrition education has positive effect on nutritional awareness level and it will help the adolescents to understand the requirements of their age which will further help them to be happy and healthy throughout their lives.
How to cite this article:
Pratibha Singh, Shivani Bhardwaj, Chetna Jantwal and Rita Singh Raghuvanshi. Assessment of food intake pattern and effect of nutrition education on adolescents of Uttarakhand. International Journal of Home Science. 2018; 4(2): 225-227.