A comparative study: Mean daily food intake of adolescent girls of Rohtak City, Haryana
Princy Katyal, Dr. Shashi Kala Yadav
Adolescence are threshold of adulthood. Inadequate diet and unfavourable environmental condition in developing nations like India may adversely affect the growth and nutrition of adolescents. Malnutrition both under nutrition and over nutrition refers to an impairment of health, resulting from a deficiency or from an excess or imbalance of nutrients. The present study was conducted in Rohtak district of Haryana to assess the nutritional status of adolescent girls of 16-18 years. A total of 300 adolescent girls were selected from two different colleges in the study area to find out the difference of mean daily food intake of adolescent girls of govt. and private college. It was found that mean intake of fruits, vegetables, cereals, pulses, milk and milk products, sugar and jaggery and fats and oils was lower than RDA given by ICMR(2010) of both the colleges.
Princy Katyal, Dr. Shashi Kala Yadav. A comparative study: Mean daily food intake of adolescent girls of Rohtak City, Haryana. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 6, 2017, Pages 1250-1252