Do Dietary Diversity Indices Reflect the Nutritional Status of School Aged Children?

This study examines nutritional status of school children in Wardha district, Maharashtra and Koraput district, Odisha in India

Abstract

Dietary Diversity, with foods from all food groups is necessary to meet the requirements for essential nutrients which lead to good health. This study examines whether different dietary diversity indices have relationship with the nutritional status of school children aged 6 to 12 years, in 2 different regions of India: Wardha district, Maharashtra and Koraput district, Odisha.

This research is part of the data generated by the Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia Research (LANSA) programme

Citation

Nithya, D.J. and Bhavani, R.V. Do Dietary Diversity Indices Reflect the Nutritional Status of School Aged Children? The Indian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics (2016) DOI:10.21048/ijnd.2016.53.4.6792

Do Dietary Diversity Indices Reflect the Nutritional Status of School Aged Children

Published 8 July 2016