International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nutrition Science | India | Volume 5 Issue 5, May 2016

Impact of Nutrition Education on Nutritional Status and Daily Dietary Pattern of College Going Girls

Joglekar A. | Bhoi S.

Abstract: Vegetables and fruits are major dietary sources of fibers, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Its importance in nutrition and health is well established. Vegetables and fruits are major part of our food plate, although it has been observed that the dietary pattern of people has shifted from traditional food pattern to modern life style. The daily consumption of fruits and vegetables reduced to certain level which attributes the risk of life style diseases like cardiovascular, diabetes and anaemia. Approximately -- % population consume fruits and vegetables in daily diet. To conquer optimal health became a necessity of young population. Several studies confirms that more than 57.5 % girls in India are suffering from major health problems like anemia, CVD, low immunity power and low physical fitness due to wrong dietary pattern, malnutrition, unhygienic environment and lack of knowledge about nutrition.

Keywords: College going girls, nutritional status, BMI, nutrition education

Edition: Volume 5 Issue 5, May 2016,

Pages: 2375 - 2377

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