Alleviation: An International Journal of Nutrition, Gender & Social Development, ISSN 2348-9340
Volume 3, Number 3 (2016) : 1-17
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Impact of Nutrition Education on the Diet and Anthropometric Profile of Bank Managers

Abha Khetarpal
DAV College for Girls, Yamunanagar
(Haryana), India


In today's tough economic climate, gainful employment of women is now a necessity. The bulk of families can no longer be able to live on one wage. So women’s participation in labor force is increasing day by day. Along with gainful employment, women have to perform majority of their household responsibilities also. Nutrition education is very important for them so as to maintain their health. Seventy working women (35-45yrs) belonging to middle income group were selected randomly and divided equally into two groups viz. Experimental (E) and Control (C). Nutrition Counseling (NC) was carried in Group E for a period of 3 months. The daily intake of cereals, pulses, GLVs, roots and tubers, other vegetables and fruits was inadequate. However, the average daily intake of milk and milk products, fats and oils, sugar and jaggery exceeded the RDA in both the groups at T1 (Before) and T2 (After nutrition counseling). The anthropometric data revealed that the average weight of the subjects was 64.88± 1.23 kg and 65.03± 1.40 kg and 65.03± 1.40 kg and 62.80±1.19 kg and 65.20±1.39 kg at T1 and T2 in group E and C respectively. Further, all the subjects had lower height, higher weight, marginally higher BMI values, TSFT and MUAC values at T1 and T2. However, the decrease in the above anthropometric parameters at T2 in group E proved the positive impact of Nutrition Education.

Keywords: Nutrition Counseling, Diet, Balanced, Anthropometric Indices, Health.

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