International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 6, Issue 3, Part D (2020)
Nutritional status of school going adolescent girls: A study of Nellore District
Dr. Chandrika Thalari, Dr. T Adilakshmi and K Surendranadha Reddy
Adolescence is a period of transition between childhood and adulthood. Nutritional requirements during this period increase tremendously compared to preceding years of growth. In human growth and maturation, adolescence period is significant. In India, 21.4 percent population is adolescents (10-19 years) which accounts for one fifth of the total population. The present study was conducted among 120 adolescent girls in the age group of 13 to 15 years studying in high schools in Nellore. The present study relates to a survey of daily nutritional intake (total calories, protein, iron and vitamin A) in adolescent girls belonged to different schools in Nellore. The growth status of children was evaluated by applying anthropometric parameters.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Chandrika Thalari, Dr. T Adilakshmi, K Surendranadha Reddy. Nutritional status of school going adolescent girls: A study of Nellore District. Int J Appl Res 2020;6(3):196-199.