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Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (1997)

Nutrition education on anaemia through video and folk songs among adolescent girls of Thar desert Rajasthan

Tewari, Pratibha

Titre : Nutrition education on anaemia through video and folk songs among adolescent girls of Thar desert Rajasthan

Auteur : Tewari, Pratibha

Université de soutenance : Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 1997

Sommaire partiel
Great stride has been made since last fifty years in dealing with the problem of hunger in large part of world because of improved agricultural technologies. Technological change in agriculture has markedly reduced poverty in Asia and other parts of third world. Despite such break through in agricultural production, malnutrition remains problem for a large number of people. This state of affair undoubtedly reflects that there exists some vital missing link which is responsible for such widespread nutritional problem. In fact, a wide gulf separates the science of nutrition as established by the research and the application of this science to feeding of individuals and groups. This gulf between nutrition science and its application appear to be one of the major causes of malnutrition. This gulf can be bridged only if nutrition education is adopted at all the levels.

Despite the impressive growth in agricultural production, still India’s Human Development Index is among the lowest (134th) and of the total population, 37.4 % are below poverty line. About India the bitter facts are that, it has the largest number of malnourished children in the world today ; eighty five per cent Indian women population is anaemic due to the denial of proper nutrition in their growing and child bearing years ; infant mortality rate is 94 per 1000 live births ; and many other nutritional disorders like PEM, endemic flurosis, vitamin - A deficiency, endemic goiter, etc. also afflict a large segment of Indian population. Thus with a population of 900 million, of whom 50 per cent are illiterate, the nutritional problems faced by the country are multidimensional. In fact, illiteracy is closely related to poverty, hunger, underdevelopment and malnutrition problems in our country.

It is not that our central and state Governments are non serious about the situation of Indian population on nutritional front. In the year 1993, Government of India adopted National Nutrition Policy followed by the adoption of National.Plan of Action on Nutrition in 1995. In national nutrition policy and national plan of action on nutrition two most important interventions recommended to improve the nutritional status of masses are :  » Empowering mothers with nutrition and health education and  » Enlisting better community participation through health and nutrition education by involving community based monitoring system in management of nutrition.

Mots clés : Adolescent Folk Media Music Nutrition

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