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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(8): 1034-1044
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.120


Assessment of Direct and Indirect Factors Affecting the Nutrition Status of Hostel Girls in Pantnagar (India)
Shweta Joshi1 and Archana Kushwaha2*
1Department of Home Science/ Food Technology, BFIT Institute, Sudhowala, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
2Department of Foods and Nutrition, College of Home Science, GBPUA&T,
Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Nutritional status of girl students is of more importance as they are future mothers and the food choices they make had a major effect on their health. The main aim of the study was to assess the direct and indirect factors affecting the nutritional status of girls residing in hostel of GBPUA&T, Pantnagar, and Uttarakhand which include the assessment of dietary intake using 24 hour recall method, anthropometric measurements, assessment of food habits, knowledge, attitude and practice. For the purpose 100 girls from university hostel were selected. The diet of girls was found adequate in protein (81%), fat (88%), calcium (78%), iron (76%), ascorbic acid (95%) and zinc (80%) with regard to RDA except beta carotene which was only 16 percent adequate with respect to RDA. Regarding nutrient adequacy fat intake of the respondents was 88 percent adequate whereas protein was found to be 87.63 per cent adequate and energy value of the respondents were found to be 80.25 per cent adequate which indicates that their nutrient intake was fairly adequate. Consumption of fast food was very high among hostel girls. Data regarding skipping of meals indicates that majority (45%) of girls skip breakfast than other meals and 83 percent of the respondents were influenced by their likes and dislikes while choosing their food. Regarding their knowledge, attitude and practice, 60 per cent of the girls possess good knowledge and 81 percent carry right attitude regarding nutrition but only 8 percent practice good nutrition habits. Data on level of physical activity reveals that 68 per cent of the hostel girls were indulged in different kinds of physical activity. Thus the study indicates that the dietary adequacy of girls was fairly good but frequent consumption of fast among girls put them forward towards various lifestyle diseases.


Keywords: Hostel girls, Nutrition status, Dietary adequacy, Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Physical activity
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Shweta Joshi and Archana Kushwaha. 2019. Assessment of Direct and Indirect Factors Affecting the Nutrition Status of Hostel Girls in Pantnagar (India).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(8): 1034-1044. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.120