International Journal of Home Science
2018, VOL. 4 ISSUE 3, PART A
The adoption of food items used for weaning in smidge district
Author(s): Akhouri Meenakshi and Tirkey Khushboo
Growth of all infants from the age of 6 months onwards depends largely upon the provision of additional building materials supplied through infant foods in order to help them grow into healthy and active adults. Weaning is an important milestone in a baby’s life and weaning practices are strongly associated with culture of a society. the aim of this study was to assess the food items adopted for weaning by mothers, survey was conducted on The area of Simdega was purposively selected for this study to identify the food item of weaning children. 50 mothers (having infant of 6 months - 2 years) aged between 20-35 years of age were selected. It is concluded that most of the respondents were using home based weaning food (52%). 32% respondents were using both (homemade & commercially) and less were using commercially weaning food that was only 16 %. Weaning food items adoption by respondents were, same food with family. cerelac and fruits (30%), cerelac and mashed rice, dal & veg(18%), rice & dal (16%), cerelac (16%), panjiri (10%), roti with dal & milk (4%).
How to cite this article:
Akhouri Meenakshi, Tirkey Khushboo. The adoption of food items used for weaning in smidge district. Int J Home Sci 2018;4(3):22-24.