Volume No. :   5

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2015

ISSN Print :  2231-5683

ISSN Online :  2231-5691


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It’s Time for Parents to Pay Attention towards Their Children’s Diet: A Comparative Study in Barasat and Baranagar



Address:   Partha Pratim Mahata1, Abhimanyu Thakur2, Kamalika Bhattacharya1, Rakesh Kumar3, Sunita Mondal1, Wrijula Mukherjee1, Anurup Mukhopadhyay4*
1BCDA College of Pharmacy of Pharmacy and Technology, Barasat, Kolkata, India
2Dept. of Biomedical Science, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Hong Kong SAR
3Dept. of Pharma Science and Tech., Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
4School of Medical Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2231-5691.2015.00026.X

ABSTRACT:
A significant amount of India’s population is known to suffer from malnutrition despite several efforts and ventures throughout the country. A comparative study on mothers’ perception towards their children’s (school going) diet conducted in Barasat and Baranagar regions of Kolkata has proved the validity of this statement. The survey included basic questionnaires to a total of 203 mothers of school kids, categorized based on the ages of their children viz., Group A (2 to 3 years), Group B (3 to 4 years), Group C (4-5 years) and Group D (5 to 6 years). It was apparent from the study that mothers from the regions have insufficient knowledge about their kid’s nutritional requirements. This study can be expected to bring about a positive response such that mothers should be encouraged to pay further attention towards their children’s diet and healthy food habits to avoid this curse of malnutrition.
KEYWORDS:
Comparative study, Survey, mothers’ perception, nutritional diet, healthy food.
Cite:
Partha Pratim Mahata, Abhimanyu Thakur, Kamalika Bhattacharya, Rakesh Kumar, Sunita Mondal, Wrijula Mukherjee, Anurup Mukhopadhyay. It’s Time for Parents to Pay Attention towards Their Children’s Diet: A Comparative Study in Barasat and Baranagar. Asian J. Pharm. Res. 5(4): 2015; 169-174.
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