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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(8): 1190-1197
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.140


Study of the Socio-Economic Status and Consumption Pattern of Green Leafy Vegetables among Selected of Farm Women
A. Mariammal1, G. Hemalatha1*, R. Saravanakumar2, P.P. Murugan3 and A. Beaulah4
1Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India
2Department of Apparel Designing and Fashion Technology, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India
3Department of Agricultural Extension, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India
4Department of Horticulture, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study aimed to assess the socio-economic status and consumption pattern of green leafy vegetables among selected farm women (22 to 30 years) belonging to Ayyur village of Alanganallur Block of Madurai District in Tamil Nadu state by direct interview method. A well-structured questionnaire was formulated and used to elicit the information from 100 respondents. The data revealed that 31.00 per cent of the respondents had middle school education. Nearly 99 percentage of the subjects were married and most of the farm women were living in nuclear type of family (65%) and 24 per cent of the respondents ate green leafy vegetables once in a week. The poor socio-economic conditions were found to have a significant effect on the health and nutritional status of the respondents which was also associated with poor intake of green leafy vegetables. Hence, nutrition education programs was imparted to create awareness and increase the consumption of micronutrient rich, low cost green leafy vegetables to improve nutrient intake and for better health.


Keywords: Socio-economic, Farm women, Food expenditure, Nutrition education
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Mariammal, A., G. Hemalatha, R. Saravanakumar, P.P. Murugan and Beaulah, A. 2019. Study of the Socio-Economic Status and Consumption Pattern of Green Leafy Vegetables among Selected of Farm Women.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(8): 1190-1197. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.140