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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Special Issue 5 (2019)

Effect of nutrition education on food and nutrition security


Dr. Alka and Dr. Ranjana Mall

Food and nutrition insecurity appears to have a negative impact on various aspects of health and wellbeing. Individuals living in food insecure households are more likely than those in food secure households to rate their own health has poor or fair and have lower physical and mental health. Food and nutrition insecure populations are also more likely to exhibit disordered eating patterns, have decreased household availability of healthful food groups and foods compared to food and nutrition secure. Additionally, food and nutrition insecure populations are more likely to have increased intake of less healthful nutrients. Nutrition education is an important measure to improve food and nutrition security, since food and nutrition insecurity are the main reason for poor nutritional status of the people. Nutrition education affects food and security in two ways; firstly through education that enables people to learn specifically about nutrition and secondly through the educational process as a whole that provides skills such as critical thinking and making choices that enable people to opt for healthy food and preservation of food with nutrients. Keeping in view of the above said the purpose of this study was to determine the effects of the nutrition education on the food and nutrition security. A pre‐test post‐test experimental design was employed and the study was a cross‐sectional study. From rural areas of Muzaffarpur district, 110 women (18-35 years) who were related to farming were selected by random sampling. Interview schedule was constructed to record the data obtained. Study finding revealed that the majority of the respondents were illiterate and they were belonging to the low-income group. Before post-test experiment 84.55 percent of the respondents had no knowledge or insufficient knowledge about food and nutrition. It is concluded that, if nutrition education is provided to the rural women, then they will be able to focus on the nutritional status of their family members through food and nutrition security.

Pages: 402-405  |  1310 Views  326 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Dr. Alka and Dr. Ranjana Mall. Effect of nutrition education on food and nutrition security. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(5S):402-405.

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