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Vol. 8, Issue 7 (2019)

Assessment of student knowledge and effectiveness of intervention regarding adulteration of food

Author(s):
G Prathusha, Dr. P Radha Rani and Dr. Vijaya Lakshmi
Abstract:
Adequate nutrition is a key towards good health but when food gets adulterated; its beneficial effects are depressed, which on long term indications to mortality and high morbidity. Food adulteration is a mutual malpractice and an age-old problem which causes serious effects on well-being of people. Food adulteration is considered as a crime because it is harmful for human being. In spite of strict measures against food adulteration, it is still practiced just for profit putting human lives in danger. Globalization has countless impact on food consumption, health and nutrition of young people. With this view the study was undertaken to assess student’s knowledge about common food adulterants. The study design was based on before and after evaluation. Instructional systems and educational technology have been getting great attention from educators in order to enrich students’ learning. Educational technologies presentations through multimedia are becoming common place. An educational programme through multimedia about food adulteration was designed and implemented. A questionnaire was used to conduct survey and the responses were evaluated on a scale. The finding of the study revealed that the respondents before the educational programme had less knowledge about food adulteration which increased after the implementation of the programme. The study concluded that multimedia educational programme had a positive effect to increase knowledge of students about food adulteration.
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How to cite this article:
G Prathusha, Dr. P Radha Rani, Dr. Vijaya Lakshmi. Assessment of student knowledge and effectiveness of intervention regarding adulteration of food. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(7):496-501.

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