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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(7): 2108-2114
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.807.253


A Study on Dietary Practices and Nutritional Awareness among Adolescent Girls
K. Spandana Deepika* and R. Geetha Reddy
Department of Extension Education and Communication Management, College of Home Science, Hyderabad, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Adolescence is the transition period between childhood and adulthood, a window of opportunity for the improvement of nutritional status and correcting poor dietary practices. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines an adolescent as any person between ages 10 and 19. The present was conducted to study the dietary practices and nutritional awareness of adolescent girls of Mahabubnagar district Telangana. Findings showed that when compared to urban adolescents, rural adolescents were less consuming green leafy vegetables and fruits. The majority of rural adolescent girls (73%) have moderate nutritional awareness and in urban majority (57%) of the respondents have high nutritional awareness. They need school-based nutrition education to improve their dietary practices and nutritional awareness of adolescent girls.


Keywords: Adolescent girls, Dietary practices, Nutritional awareness, Nutrition education
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Spandana Deepika, K. and Geetha Reddy, R. 2019. A Study on Dietary Practices and Nutritional Awareness among Adolescent Girls.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(7): 2108-2114. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.807.253