International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Food & Nutrition | India | Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023 | Rating: 4.8 / 10


Impact of Nutrition Education on Nutrition Knowledge of Tribal Women and Nutrient Intake of their Children (6 - 9 Year) from Gondia District

Tejeshwari M. Tembhare | Dr. Kalpana Jadhav


Abstract: Education can change the personality and behavior of people. Food consumption of a family can reveal the quantity and quality of the family's nutrient intake and family's nutritional status. This study was conducted to show the impact of nutrition education on the nutrition knowledge of tribal women (120) and the nutrient intake of tribal children (60 boys and girls, 6 - 9 years) of Gondia District using a 72 - hour dietary recall. Dietary patterns and habits were studied and their nutrient intake was compared with RDA. A random sampling method was used. Data were analyzed by MS - Excel Package 2010 and SPSS software version - 16; paired t - tests were used for children's mean nutrient intake and nutrition knowledge of tribal women. A study showed a significant increase in the nutrient intake of tribal children after nutrition education. There was increase in the mean nutrient intake of boys of viz protein, Ca, Fe, vitamin C, K, and fiber; it was 2.61gm, 27.03mg, 7.06mg, 8.04mg, and 2.94gm respectively. A significant difference was also seen in the mean nutrient intake of girls of viz protein, Ca, Fe, vitamin C, K, and fiber; it was 1gm, 5.29mg, 4.62mg, 16.97mg, and 39gm respectively. A significant increase in the nutrition knowledge of tribal mothers of boys and girls, which was 9.13 (before NE M= 24.32 and after NE M= 33.45) and 9.93 (before NE M= 24.30 and after NE M= 34.23) respectively. Nutrient intake of children was deficient when compared with Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA), before and after imparting nutrition education to tribal children?s mothers. A positive impact of nutrition education was seen in the nutrition knowledge of tribal women after completing nutrition education.


Keywords: Tribal, Nutrient Intake, Dietary Pattern, Nutrition Education


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023,


Pages: 307 - 313


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