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Vol. 11, Special Issue 4 (2022)

Food intake pattern before and during COVID-19 lock down period

Author(s):
Dr. T Kamalaja, G Sai Bhavani, N Sushma, Dr. Swetha Kodali, Dr. R Neela Rani and K Rajeswari
Abstract:
The survey on food intake pattern before and during Covid 19 lock down period revealed that the lock down period given changes in food intake pattern. The consumption of cereals and pulses was almost similar in both the periods. Though almost all types of vegetables and green leafy vegetables consumption was observed during lock down period, slight reduction was observed during lock down period compared to before lock down period. Lock down period carried an increased intake of fruits and water among the respondents. Because covid 19 has widened the peoples thought towards fruits consumption for improving the immunity levels. In both the periods’ curd, milk and butter milk and ghee/butter were the major milk and milk products consumed by the majority of the respondents. But a slight increase in consumption of butter milk and ghee / butter as found during lock period. Most of the respondents consumed meat, poultry and fish foods weekly once before lock down period, were shifted to consume it weekly twice, weekly thrice or occasionally during lock down period. No specific spice and condiments was found to be increased in use during lock period as compared to before lock down period. Lock down period caused reduced the consumption of Ready To Eat foods by the majority respondents and no change in use of oils and fats was observed during lock down period as compared to before lock down period. Lockdown period did not affected the expenditure on foods but the expenditure on water was increased, since the most of the people preferred the purified and filtered for consumption during lock down period.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. T Kamalaja, G Sai Bhavani, N Sushma, Dr. Swetha Kodali, Dr. R Neela Rani and K Rajeswari. Food intake pattern before and during COVID-19 lock down period. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(4S): 1800-1817.

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