International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 3, Issue 9 (2016)

Impact of socio-economic factors on nutrient intake of rural school going children in Haryana, India


Priyanka Rani, Veenu Sangwan

The present study was conducted to determine the impact of socio-economic factors on nutrient intake of 100 rural school going children of Fatehabad district, Haryana. The intake of various nutrients by the rural school going children was significantly lower than respective RDAs. Children who belonged to general category families had significantly higher intake of energy (1631.65 Kcal), protein (27.33 g) and iron (14.36 mg) compared to children who belonged to SC category. The intakes of vitamins like ?-carotene (1747.57 g), thiamine (0.92 mg), niacin (8.73 mg), vitamin C (27.56 mg) and folic acid (101.93 g) was also higher in general category children as compared to children who belonged to SC category. The children who belonged to nuclear families and whose mothers were educated had highest intake of energy, protein, fat, and iron, vitamins like ?-carotene, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin C and folic acid.

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Priyanka Rani, Veenu Sangwan. Impact of socio-economic factors on nutrient intake of rural school going children in Haryana, India. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 9, 2016, Pages 13-18
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