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Vol. 12, Issue 1 (2023)

Effect of dietary counselling and nutrition education on food intake among adolescent girls belonging to different socio-economic backgrounds, Bihar

Author(s):
Debjani Das, Dr. Sunita Kumari and Dr. Usha Singh
Abstract:
Background: Adolescence period is described as “neither children nor adult” or as “growing-up years’’. After infancy, adolescence period is the second fastest growth period. It is the period where transformation occurs from childhood to adulthood with extent biochemical, emotional, cognitive, physical and social development.
Methods: Study was carried out on 15-19 years age group of adolescent girls. Total number of adolescent girls was 100 and they were classified into three different groups’ i.e. upper class, middle class and lower class. The information related to dietary intake, food habit and knowledge about the food was obtained through interview schedules and food consumption of the subjects was assessed using a 3 days 24-hours recall method. Nutrition education package were delivered with the help of various education methods namely lectures, storytelling, drama and videos.
Results: It was showed that as income increased the intake of all food stuffs also increased. It was observed that after nutrition intervention and dietary counselling, intake of all food stuffs and nutrients was slightly increased by respondents of each socio-economic group. Positive changes were showed in every income group of girls.
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How to cite this article:
Debjani Das, Dr. Sunita Kumari, Dr. Usha Singh. Effect of dietary counselling and nutrition education on food intake among adolescent girls belonging to different socio-economic backgrounds, Bihar. Pharma Innovation 2023;12(1):141-145. DOI: 10.22271/tpi.2023.v12.i1b.18358

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