Volume : VI, Issue : X, October - 2016

Food and nutrient consumption pattern in women of child bearing age with special emphasis on Pearl millet (Pennisetum typhoides) in Nagaur, a desert district of Rajasthan

Dr. Madhu B. Singh, Dr. Neetu Parihar

Abstract :

 Objectives: To estimate pattern of food and nutrient consumption pattern with special emphasis on Pearl Millet. Methods: 30 cluster sampling approach adopted in dietary survey (24 hour recall method) to estimate dietary intake among women (15–45 years) with special emphasis on Pearl Millet and iron. Results: Energy intake was 1757.7Kcal indicating marginal deficit of 6.3% in comparison to RDA (ICMR). Women showed adequate intake of iron, calcium, fat, protein, riboflavin whereas inadequate intake of vitamin C (13.7% deficit), niacin (18.3% deficit), folate (63.3% deficit), vitamin B 12 (80.0% deficit), and vitamin A with reference to RDA, ICMR. Mean intake of Pearl Millet flour roasted was 167.2 g/day and 100% were consumers. Conclusion: Study will help health functionaries in formulating strategies for reduction of anaemia among women as Pearl millet is major source of micronutrients and rich in iron. Bio–fortified millet is attractive as sustainable foodbased approach to enhance iron status. 

Keywords :

Article: Download PDF   DOI : 10.36106/ijar  

Cite This Article:

Dr. Madhu B. Singh, Dr. Neetu Parihar Food and nutrient consumption pattern in women of child bearing age with special emphasis on Pearl millet (Pennisetum typhoides) in Nagaur, a desert district of Rajasthan Indian Journal of Applied Research,Volume : 6 | Issue : 10 | October 2016


Number of Downloads : 523


References :

<p><p><pre></pre></p></p>