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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(8): 4143-4146
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.432


Supplementation of Low Cost Alternative Foods to Combat Vitamin C Deficiencies among Children
Mouneshwari R. Kammar and S. Vanishree
ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Bagalkot, UAS Dharwad and Assistant professor, Home Science, Agriculture Extension Education Centre, Lingasugur, UAS Raichur, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

An On farm testing on supplementation of Vitamin C rich foods to combat Vitamin C deficiencies among school children was carried out in Raichur taluka during the year 2013-14. The aim of this testing was to supplement low cost alternative to combat vitamin ‘C’ deficiency among and children. Forty five children from three Government Primary schools of Raichur taluka were selected purposively for this study. The diagnostic features of vitamin deficiency were gum bleeding, delayed wound healing, infections and split hair. The foods which are rich in vitamin C and dose as recommended by NIN Hyderabad were supplemented. The nutrition supplementation was carried out for three months during January to March 2014.The checklist was administered before and after the supplementation. Qualitative observations on the deficiency symptoms of vitamin C and the perception about health status were also recorded. Though all the foods were accepted by the children, amla was most effective in reducing the symptoms of vitamin c deficiency. But the availability of amla and quantity to be consumed were the constraints faced by the researcher. On the other hand, lime juice and guava were most relished by all the children.


Keywords: Vitamin, Supplementation, On farm testing, Collagen, Health status
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Mouneshwari R. Kammar and Vanishree, S. 2018. Supplementation of Low Cost Alternative Foods to Combat Vitamin C Deficiencies among Children.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(8): 4143-4146. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.432