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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(8): 1229-1237
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.138


Efficacy of QPM based Supplementary Nutrition on Anthropometric Indices of School Age Children  
Kumari Sunita1* and Yumnam Prabhabati Devi2
1Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Madhopur West Champaran (Dr.RPCAU Pusa) Bihar 845454, India
2Krishi Vigyan Kendra Chandel ICAR Manipur Centre, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Maize (Zea mays L) is one of the most versatile emerging crop grown in diverse season and ecologies. Protein being the primary structural and functional component of every cell is one of the important ingredient that determines the quality of food throughout the world. The biological value of protein is increased in its new genotype –QPM by lowering zein content to 30% as a result the concentration of two essential amino acid lysine and tryptophan is increased .An on farm trial was conducted to see the efficacy of QPM based supplementary food on nutritional status of school age children(7-9years).The result showed that after feeding QPM based food as a supplement for sixteen weeks period a significant increase in anthropometric indices of nutritional status was found as compared to the group on the regular daily diet. Significant increase in both height and weight is noted in the group on the QPM supplementary diet whereas change in height was not significant in the group receiving regular daily diet however weight changed significantly after study period. Thus QPM based supplementation can be a right choice in combating malnutrition especially in the form of stunting.


Keywords: QPM, Biological value, Protein, Essential amino acid, Anthropometric indices, Stunting
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Kumari Sunita and Yumnam Prabhabati Devi. 2020. Efficacy of QPM based Supplementary Nutrition on Anthropometric Indices of School Age Children.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(8): 1229-1237. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.908.138