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Nutritional Assessment of Diets Served in Two Girls Hostels of Udaipur City


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1 Department of Food and Nutrition, College of Home Science, Udaipur, Rajasthan-313 001, India
     

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Hostelers are reported to have greater energy needs as compared to the day scholars. Nutritional care of students residing in hostels is all the more important as they live away from home and may suffer from emotional problems. Besides majority of college students fall in the category of adolescence and adolescence is the period of rapid growth with increased nutritional requirement. Rao in his study on diets of hostels attached to different educational institutions all over the country found that nutritionally deficient, imbalanced and improperly planned diets are provided. Several other workers also reported as hostel diets being deficient in important nutrients.
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Vibha Bhatnagar
Department of Food and Nutrition, College of Home Science, Udaipur, Rajasthan-313 001, India

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Hostelers are reported to have greater energy needs as compared to the day scholars. Nutritional care of students residing in hostels is all the more important as they live away from home and may suffer from emotional problems. Besides majority of college students fall in the category of adolescence and adolescence is the period of rapid growth with increased nutritional requirement. Rao in his study on diets of hostels attached to different educational institutions all over the country found that nutritionally deficient, imbalanced and improperly planned diets are provided. Several other workers also reported as hostel diets being deficient in important nutrients.