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FOOD AND NUTRITIONAL ADEQUACY OF WOMEN IN THE BPL FAMILIES OF CENTRAL KERALA

K.L. Blossom*, K.T. Suman, S. Krishnan and V. Indira
College of Horticulture, Kerala Agricultural University, Vellanikkara, Thrissur- 680 656, India
blossomkj@gmail.com

Page Range:
55-61
Article ID:
DR-840
Online Published:
Abstract
The extent of food and nutritional adequacy among women in the BPL (Below Poverty Line) families of Central Kerala was assessed.  The intake of most of the food groups and the intake of macro and micronutrients was found to be lower than the recommended dietary allowances suggested by ICMR. The nutritional status of women on the basis of Body Mass Index (BMI) indicated malnutrition among 60 per cent of women and anaemia among 53 per cent.
Keywords
Body mass Index, Chronic energy deficiency, Food security, Nutritional status.
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