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Nutritional Status of Rural Pre-School Children by Anthropometry


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1 Department of Foods & Nutrition and Human Development, College of Rural Home Science, Dharwad University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, India
     

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Children below the age of five years who constitute over 20 per cent of the population are the most vulnerable group. India is one of the countries with high infant mortality rate being 91 per 1000 live births as compared to most of the developed countries. The foundation for good health and sound mind are laid during the preschool age. Nutrition is one of the most important factors responsible for proper growth in infancy and childhood.
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Geetha M. Yankanchi
Department of Foods & Nutrition and Human Development, College of Rural Home Science, Dharwad University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, India
Rama K. Naik
Department of Foods & Nutrition and Human Development, College of Rural Home Science, Dharwad University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, India
Venkamma Gaonkar
Department of Foods & Nutrition and Human Development, College of Rural Home Science, Dharwad University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, India

Abstract


Children below the age of five years who constitute over 20 per cent of the population are the most vulnerable group. India is one of the countries with high infant mortality rate being 91 per 1000 live births as compared to most of the developed countries. The foundation for good health and sound mind are laid during the preschool age. Nutrition is one of the most important factors responsible for proper growth in infancy and childhood.