International Journal of Home Science
2019, VOL. 5 ISSUE 2, PART A
Role of nutrition education in improving awareness among school going adolescent girls (14 to 17 years)
Author(s): Reenu Rana and Dr. Parvinder Kaur
Knowledge is a body of understood information possessed by an individual. Nutrition education was provided to school going adolescent girls to improve their status, A questionnaire was prepared containing different question pertaining to various topics viz., balanced diet, and sources of various nutrients in diet, importance of green leafy vegetables and fruits in diet, iron deficiency disorder and their prevention. The questionnaire was pre- tested so that appropriate data was obtained. Questionnaire was used for collecting information on nutritional knowledge of the school going adolescent girls. Nutrition education was imparted to selected adolescent girls for a week. Lectures were delivered with help of audio-visual aids, i.e., chart and leaflets etc. For the purpose of quantifying the qualitative data related to assessment of the extent of nutrition knowledge a close-ended knowledge inventory was prepared and responses were obtained under “Yes” or “No” categories. Correct answer was given score ‘one’ and incorrect answer as score of ‘zero’. After one week, again the responses were obtained about gain in nutritional knowledge. Aggregated scores were computed to find out the pre and post knowledge and gain in knowledge was determined. It was found that nutrition education had a positive effect on increasing the knowledge scores of adolescent girls. And it is very beneficial for improving the status of girls.
How to cite this article:
Reenu Rana, Dr. Parvinder Kaur. Role of nutrition education in improving awareness among school going adolescent girls (14 to 17 years). Int J Home Sci 2019;5(2):10-12.