International Journal of Home Science
2020, VOL. 6 ISSUE 1, PART C
Role of multigrain based flour mixes to combat malnutrition among adolescents
Author(s): Manju Saini, Nikita Wadhawan and Chetna Dangi
Adolescence is a vulnerable group which lies between the age group of 10 to19 years. Micronutrient (Calcium, iron) deficiencies in the adolescents severely affect their high growth rate. Iron deficiency, which is the most common among adolescents, increase due to the consumption of junk foods (Such as snacks chocolates, snacks, soft drinks etc.) especially among school aged children possibly leading to iron deficiency anemia, obesity and diet-related diseases among them. Hypocalcemia is the calcium deficiency disease, which is happen due to low intake of calcium. Hence, to combat these deficiencies the food habits of this age group need to be modified. Incorporation of different multigrain flours in different proportions in their staple flour can help in overcoming these deficiencies. Therefore, in this review various studies related to food consumption pattern of the adolescents as well as different types of multigrain flour based foods required for them have been covered.
How to cite this article:
Manju Saini, Nikita Wadhawan, Chetna Dangi. Role of multigrain based flour mixes to combat malnutrition among adolescents. Int J Home Sci 2020;6(1):168-171.