Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2022, Volume: 15, Issue: 20, Pages: 983-988
Dhruthi Devulapalli1*, Devaki Gokhale2
1Office of the district collector, Mahabubnagar Collectorate, Mahabubnagar, 509001, India
2Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Symbiosis Institute of Health Science, Symbiosis International University (Deemed) Pune, 411042 *, India
Email: [email protected]
Received Date:07 November 2022, Accepted Date:21 March 2022, Published Date:28 May 2022
Objective: To identify the nutritional impact of millet-based foods such as millet health mix and energy bars, finger millet cutlets, and biscuits preand post-intervention on weight, Body Mass Index (BMI), and haemoglobin. Methods: A cross-sectional interventional study was conducted with seventythree (n=73) adolescent girls from a Zilla Parishad High School (ZPHS) of Gangapur village, Mahabubnagar, Telangana. Statistical analysis was conducted using SPSS and a p-value that is <0.05 was considered statistically significant. Findings: More than 90% of the adolescents were anemic and had blood haemoglobin levels between 7.0 to 9.9 g/dl. Post-intervention, the mean weight improved from 26.771.4 kg to 26.922.1 kg, mean BMI increased from 16.42.5kg/m2 to 17.32.2 kg/m2, and haemoglobin from 8.400.9 g/dl to 8.450.6 g/dl. The paired t-test analysis revealed statistically significant changes in the weight (p=0.001) and the BMI (p=0.001) pre-intervention and post-intervention at 95% CI. Novelty: As an adjunct to the Mid-Day Meal (MDM), four varieties of millet-based ready-to-eat foods were used to tackle the issue of anemia among school-going adolescent girls.
Keywords: Adolescent Girls; Anemia; Body Mass Index; Haemoglobin; MilletBased Foods; Weight
© 2022 Devulapalli & Gokhale. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee)
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