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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(12): 672-680
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.912.081


Food Consumption Pattern and Nutrient Intake by the Fishermen Community of Ganjam District, Odisha
Suryamani Patro*, Brundaban Sahu and Bikash Kumar Pati
1Department of Home science, SBRG Women’s College, Berhampur, Odisha, India
2College of Fisheries (OUAT), Rangailunda, Berhampur, Odisha, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Fisheries sector occupies very important role in the socio-economic development of the country. However, the fishermen community is one among the socially, economically and politically backward sections of the society. The physical well being of an individual is an indirect expression of its nutritional status, which is a cumulative expression of food consumption pattern and nutrient intake. It was in this context, the food consumption pattern and nutrient intake of fishermen community of Ganjam district, Odisha was assessed in this study. The study was done on randomly selected 122 fishermen families of Gopalpur-on-sea covering all economic groups and living standards. The data was collected through direct observation and personal interview method using pre-tested structured schedules and following seven day dietary cycle method. In the life of Nolias food does not play any important role in their life. Cereals like rice and ragi and non-veg like fish dominates their menu, while there was a significant deficiency noticed in the consumption of other food groups like fruits and vegetables; milk; nuts and oil seeds; egg, meat and poultry; spices and condiments etc. Locally brewed alcoholic beverage was found to be regularly consumed by adults. From the analysis of nutrient intake it is concluded that with the exception of energy and protein, the diet of the sample population was deficient in all other nutrients.


Keywords: Fishermen, Nutritional status, Food consumption pattern, Nutrient intake
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Suryamani Patro, Brundaban Sahu and Bikash Kumar Pati. 2020. Food Consumption Pattern and Nutrient Intake by the Fishermen Community of Ganjam District, Odisha.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(12): 672-680. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.912.081