Nutritional assessment of adolescent children in slums with reference to certain vitamins
Author(s): Shubhada Golatkar, Dr. Sanjay Swami, Dr. Smita Swami and Dr. Anuradha Kanhere
Abstract: Adolescence is the most important phase in human development. As per the UNISEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) Report 2019, Oct 31, more than 80% of adolescents in India suffer from “hidden hunger” (a form of undernutrition). Whereas, this is the period where the developing body is in need of increased nutrition. Adolescents are deficient in nutrients such as iron, folic acid, zinc, vitamins etc. 50 healthy and 50 underprivileged adolescence from the slum area were distributed as group I and 2 respectively within the age of 14-18 years. The study parameters i.e. Vitamin A, E, C levels were evaluated and the results indicated significant differences in the test study group.
Shubhada Golatkar, Dr. Sanjay Swami, Dr. Smita Swami, Dr. Anuradha Kanhere. Nutritional assessment of adolescent children in slums with reference to certain vitamins. Int J Adv Biochem Res 2023;7(2S):01-03. DOI: 10.33545/26174693.2023.v7.i2Sa.181