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Vol. 8, Issue 7 (2019)

A study on awareness of government nutritional programmes among adolescent girls of Mahabubnagar district (Telangana state)

Author(s):
K Spandana Deepika and Dr. R Geetha Reddy
Abstract:
Adolescence, transitional phase of growth and development between childhood and adulthood. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines an adolescent as any person between ages 10 and 19. Government Nutritional programmes were started mainly for the welfare of the people i.e., mainly for the health of the health of the adolescent girls. The adolescent girls were the future builders of the nation. Hence, an attempt was made to study the awareness of government nutritional programmes among adolescent girls of Mahabubnagar district Telangana. In this study, samples comprising of 60 adolescent girls including 30 adolescent girls from rural area and 30 adolescent girls from urban area who were studying in government and private schools were randomly selected. The questionnaire was developed for assessing the awareness and utilization regarding government nutritional programmes of rural and urban adolescent girls. Results revealed that majority of rural and urban adolescent girls had awareness regarding government nutritional programmes. All the respondents (100%) in the rural area were utilising mid day meal programme because they were studying in government school. There was significant association (3.35**) between rural and urban areas regarding the utilization of government nutritional programmes. The adolescent girls need more number of awareness programmes and campaigns to improve the awareness of government programmes and making them to utilize to get benefitted.
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How to cite this article:
K Spandana Deepika, Dr. R Geetha Reddy. A study on awareness of government nutritional programmes among adolescent girls of Mahabubnagar district (Telangana state). Pharma Innovation 2019;8(7):268-271.

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