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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:10, October, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(10): 2848-2852

Dietary Assessment of SHG (Self Help Group) Rural Households of Mahboobnagar District, Telangana
J. Shirisha*, K. Uma Devi and S. Suchiritha Devi
Department of Foods and Nutrition, College of Home Science, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Hyderabad- 500004, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author

Dietary assessment is the process of evaluating what people eat by using one or several intake indicators. It is the best approach for identifying nutrients that are likely to either be under-or over consumed by the individual or groups of interest. It also can be used to identify food patterns and preferences. Dietary assessment was done through food weighment and dietary diversity to identify the food consumption pattern, food and nutrients intake and food preferences of SHG and Non SHG households. This study was conducted on 120 SHG households and 30 Non SHG households. The primary data was collected from the women. Based on the consumption of food groups data is understood that the diets are having inadequate sources of protein as the pulse, milk and meat intake was found to be less. Similarly the micronutrient intake would have been less due to lack of fruit intake and meager intake of green leafy vegetables. Adequate cereal and sugar intake and a higher intake of fats and oils is indicative of calorie fulfillment per CU (Consumption Unit) in both SHG and Non SHGs. In general comparison of intake of each of the food groups per consumption unit did not show any significant difference between SHG and Non SHG. Though the mean food intake values of individual groups showed mild to moderate differences, the SD values seem to have nullified the difference.

Keywords: SHGs, Non SHG, Micro finance, Income, Consumption, Dietary assessment, CU (Consumption Unit).

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Shirisha, J., K. Uma Devi and Suchiritha Devi, S. 2017. Dietary Assessment of SHG (Self Help Group) Rural Households of Mahboobnagar District, Telangana.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(10): 2848-2852. doi:
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