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description Journal article public Economic Affairs

Nutritional Awareness and Dietary Practices by Farm Women: An Empirical Study

Surabhi Surabhi
Published 14 Dezembro 2020

Abstract

Awareness on proper nutrition, nutritional value of food and healthy practices in food intake can build a difference in farm women productivity. Poor dietary practice is one of the biggest global contributing factors on recurrent disease in farm women. Negative effects of malnutrition among women were compounded by heavy farm work demands and poverty, although technological breakthrough brought tremendous scope in agriculture sector. Under this backdrop, this study was conducted with the objectives to gauge the nutritional awareness and dietary practices by farm women. The study was conducted among 150 farm women of Bhagalpur district of Bihar. From this research, it can be concluded that mass media, social media, and grassroots extension functionaries play pivotal role in creation of nutritional awareness among farm women. The mostly dietary practices included cereals (Rice, Wheat & Maize) and farm women nutritional awareness is significantly correlated with age, education level and mass media exposure of farm women.

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