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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:11, November, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(11): 1177-1186

Impact of Food based Supplementation on Iron Nutrition of School Children
Rita Singh Raghuvanshi1*, Pushpa Shukla1 and Rashmi Singh2
1Department of Foods and Nutrition, College of Home Science, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India
2Department of Foods and Nutrition, College of Home Science, C.S.A. University of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
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The objective of the study was to develop iron rich snacks by using dried green leaves powder and to evaluate the effect of their supplementation on iron status of 7-12 year old school children. Prevalence of anemia in school children (n=421) was found to be 88.59%. The anemic group received two iron rich snacks on alternate days for 100 days. The iron content in Swadisht chikki and chatpata namkeen mix with chutney was found to be 18.03 and 14.57 mg/100 g respectively. All the subjects received deworming tablets, albendazole before supplementation. After supplementation duration it was statistically found that hemoglobin was significantly higher and the incidence of severe and mild degree of anemia was significantly lower in the children who received supplementation.

Keywords: Anemia, Hemoglobin, Iron rich snacks, Green leaves powder, School children

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Rita Singh Raghuvanshi, Pushpa Shukla and Rashmi Singh. 2020. Impact of Food based Supplementation on Iron Nutrition of School Children.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(11): 1177-1186. doi:
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