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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : (1204) Last page : (1207)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2868

Health Promotion through Nutrition Education for Rural Women in Bengaluru District

Maruthesha, A. M.1, Vijayalakshmi. D2. and Pritham, S. M.1*
1Assistant Professor, 1Junior Research Fellow
Department of Food Science, Agricultural and Horticultural Research Station, Kathalagere. University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India
2Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Agriculture,
University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: maruthesh@rediffmail.com
Received: 19.04.2017  |  Revised: 27.05.2017   |  Accepted: 4.06.2017  


Under this study focused on SHGs (Self Help Group) constituted by women entrepreneurs. Study was conducted in two villages of Bengaluru- Venkatehalli and Heggadehalli. Fifty respondents were selected and assessed for the consumption of food, nutrient intake in compassion with RDA and nutrition knowledge during pre and post stage of nutrition education programme. Data was collected through interview method. Impact of intervention on consumption of food in comparison with RDA revealed that, a significant increase in consumption of fruits and vegetables, milk and milk products. With reference to the nutrient intake in comparison with RDA resulted that protein intake increased to 74 per cent and similar trend was observed with energy and iron. The nutrition knowledge enhanced the awareness regarding the general nutrition (84 %) followed by health and hygiene (78 %) There was a positive impact of intervention on consumption of food, nutrient intake and nutrition knowledge.

Key words: Consumption of food, Nutrient intake, Nutrition education, Rural women, RDA

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Cite this article: Maruthesha, A.M., Vijayalakshmi, D. and Pritham, S.M., Health Promotion through Nutrition Education for Rural Women in Bengaluru District, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(1): 1204-1207 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2868