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Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Biosciences (IJPAB)
Year : 2020, Volume : 8, Issue : 6
First page : (565) Last page : (570)
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Household Dietary Pattern of Attappady Tribes of Kerala

Sachana P. C.1* and Binoo P. Bonny2
1Ph.D Research Scholar, 2Professor and Head,
Department of Agricultural Extension, College of Horticulture,
Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur-686656, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail:
Received: 15.08.2020 | Revised: 17.09.2020 | Accepted: 23.09.2020 


Attappady tribal development block of Palakkad district is one of the 43 tribal development blocks in India and is inhabited by three tribal communities viz., Irulas, Mudugas and Kurumbas. The occurrence of diseases like sickle cell anemia and incidences of increased infant mortality were reported to be in vogue among these tribal communities. A diet survey conducted to assess the dietary pattern of Attappady tribes among the selected respondents as 30 each from ooru where there was community kitchen functioning and the other set where there was no community kitchen.

Keywords: Attappady, Dietary Pattern, Community kitchen, Balanced diet, Tribal health.

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Cite this article: Sachana, P. C., & Bonny, B. P. (2020). Household Dietary Pattern of Attappady Tribes of Kerala, Ind. J. Pure App. Biosci. 8(6), 565-570. doi: