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International Journal of Home Science

2022, VOL. 8 ISSUE 3, PART A

Study on the nutritional status of the street children at Hazaribagh, Ramgarh and Ranchi area of Jharkhand

Author(s): Dr. Mridula Bharti and Rashmi Kumari
Abstract:
Street children live, grow up and work on the margins of the society in a state of neglect and deprivation. They lack protection, education, affection, care and proper guidance from adults. The present research has been structured to study on the nutritional status of the street children at Hazaribagh, Ramgarh and Ranchi area of Jharkhand. The sample under study consisted of 200 children in the age group of 6-16 years old children. For the purpose of conducting research Hazaribagh, Ramgarh and Ranchi district in Jharkhand has been selected. Descriptive research design has been adopted in the research. Anthropometric measurement, clinical examination, life style etc. were used for getting nutritional status of the children.
The main findings were that street children have poor general appearance. Street children have more intake cereals, roots and tubers, other vegetables, sugar & jiggery and fats & oils. Most of the street children have Grade III, Grade II and Grade I. None of the children were normal. Most of the street children intake below 50 percent of the RDA.
Pages: 35-38  |  7 Views  18 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Mridula Bharti, Rashmi Kumari. Study on the nutritional status of the street children at Hazaribagh, Ramgarh and Ranchi area of Jharkhand. Int J Home Sci 2022;8(3):35-38.
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