International Journal of Home Science
2022, VOL. 8 ISSUE 3, PART D
A study on daily dietary intake of adolescents in Aligarh District U.P.
Author(s): Dr. Nisha Shukla and Garima Tyagi
Adolescents who have good nutritional status would grow to be healthy adults with high work efficiency and productivity. Nutritional status of adolescents is directly affected by their dietary intake and its pattern. Adolescent in present scenario have their own choices related to food. These choices are not governed by their nutritional requirements. Present study was conducted to assess the Daily Dietary Intake of Adolescents. Hence the researchers conducted a cross sectional survey to assess the dietary intake and pattern of adolescents studied in Vijay Vidhyalaya Inter College, Tochhigarh, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. 230 adolescents in the age group of 13 to 15 years were selected as samples using random sampling method. Equal consideration was given to both genders. Well-designed set of questionnaires was used to collect personal information of the students. Daily Dietary intake of students was assessed by using 24-hour dietary recall method and food frequency questionnaire. By using these retrospective methods of dietary survey dietary diversity scores obtained by researchers. The research study found a significant deficiency of approximately 48% in the food groups of fruits, vegetables. Protective Food Consumption is very much less in both genders of students. It was found that nearly 23.4% Adolescents skips breakfast, 13.91% skips their lunch and 3.48% skipped their dinner during the research study.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Nisha Shukla, Garima Tyagi. A study on daily dietary intake of adolescents in Aligarh District U.P.. Int J Home Sci 2022;8(3):212-215. DOI: 10.22271/23957476.2022.v8.i3d.1374