Manda Shankar Mulik, Avinash H. Salunkhe
Abstract: Aim & Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of Krishna Poshak mix on nutritional status of Anganwadi children, find out an association between nutritional status & demographic variables. Material & methods: evaluative approach with pre & post test control group design was used. Study was conducted on 54 Children admitted in Anganwadi at Malkapur village. By using non probability purposive sampling technique with randomly allocation of groups by tossing coin. The experimental group was given Krishna Poshak mix laddus 50 gms two laddus daily for one month. Whereas control group receives adlib ICDS supplementary diet for one month. Results: From experimental group 2, 16, 8, 1 subject having respectively normal, mild, moderate & sever degree malnutrition & in control group 1, 20, 4, 2 subjects having respectively normal, mild, and moderate & sever degree malnutrition. Experimental group Anganwadi children gained more weight pre & posttest Mean 13.61 & 14.08 & mid arm circumference pre & posttest Mean 14.90 & 15.14 after getting Krishna Poshak Mix laddus than control group weight pre & posttest Mean13.62 & 13.78 & mid arm circumference pre & posttest Mean 14.64 &14.74. There was no statistically significant association between pre interventional assessment nutritional status score and socio-demographic variables.
Keywords: Anganwadi children, Krishna Poshak mix laddus, nutritional status