Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research, volume 35 issue 2 (june 2016) : 149-154

Nutritional status of  university faculty as influenced by the nutrient intake 

Ramandeep Kaur*, Sonika Sharma1
1<p>Department of Food and Nutrition, College of Home Science,&nbsp;Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141 004, India.</p>
Cite article:- Kaur* Ramandeep, Sharma1 Sonika (2016). Nutritional status of university faculty as influenced by the nutrient intake . Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research. 35(2): 149-154. doi: 10.18805/ajdfr.v0iof.9616.

The goal of this study was to determine the nutrient intake by the faculty of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. A random selection of 240 university faculty comprising of 80Assistant Professors, 80 Associate Professors and 80 Professors was made. A questionnaire was designed to assess general characteristics, daily food intakes among university faculty. Dietary survey was carried out by using “24 hour recall method” for three consecutive days. From the dietary intake the average daily intake of nutrients was calculated using Indian Nutrition Software (DIET CAL). The nutrient intake was compared with the recommended dietary allowances for Indians and percentage adequacy of nutrients intake was calculated.The mean daily intake of nutrients like protein, fat, calcium and iron was more than adequate by both female and male  respondents i.e. 59.54g (108.25%), 52.60g (263.00%), 1064.78mg (177.46%) and 21.94mg (104.48%) by females respectively and 61.50g (102.50%), 55.35g (221.40%), 1174.89mg (195.81%) and 22.87mg (134.53%)by males  respectively. The mean daily intake of nutrients like energy, carbohydrates and beta carotene was inadequate by both female and male respondents i.e. 1736.06 Kcal (91.37%), 244.05g (81.35%), 3177.84µg (66.20%) respectively by female respondents and 1877.67 Kcal (80.93%), 262.12g (87.37%), 4051.38µg (84.40%)  respectively by male respondents.

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