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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(8): 1068-1073
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.124


A Critical Analysis of Diet Diversity among Infants and Young Children Aged 6-24 Months
Lavanya Nallasamy1*, Usha Singhand Sunita Kumari2
1College of Community Science, Dr. RPCAU, Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar - 848 125, India
2Subject Matter Specialist, KVK, Birauli, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

For dietary status, growth, development and health, optimal feeding procedures are needed for infants and young children. In order to meet the difference in dietary demands transition foods need to be included in the diet. Diet diversity refers to all food groups being included in the diet. To assess food intake, a food intake questionnaire and a dietary recall method lasting 24 hours were used. Using the seven food groups, diet variety was calculated. ANOVA was used to compare means. Sixty infants and young children have been engaged in this studies. As household revenue rises, DDS has been discovered to be enhanced and is favorably associated with infant nutrition status. As DDS increased, with the exception of starch, the percentage of consumption in most food groups enhanced as everyone consumes starch from DDS 3. Milk and milk products among infants and young children with the greatest DDS were the most prevalent kinds of meal. At least 5 food groups are not received by 50 percent of children in their regular diet. If not, the macro and micro nutrients will certainly be in deficiencies that will affect the metabolic procedures that adversely affect the growth and development of children.


Keywords: Dietary diversity score, Infants and young children, Food groups, Milk and milk products, Growth and development
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Lavanya Nallasamy, Usha Singh and Sunita Kumari. 2019. A Critical Analysis of Diet Diversity among Infants and Young Children Aged 6-24 Months.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(8): 1068-1073. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.124