Nutritional Assessment of Farm Women under Nutri-Smart Village Programme

Vishakha Bansal *

All India Coordinated Research Project - Women in Agriculture, College of Community and Applied Sciences, MPUAT, Udaipur, India.

Sudha Babel

All India Coordinated Research Project - Women in Agriculture, College of Community and Applied Sciences, MPUAT, Udaipur, India.

Gaytri Tiwari

All India Coordinated Research Project - Women in Agriculture, College of Community and Applied Sciences, MPUAT, Udaipur, India.

Hemu Rathore

All India Coordinated Research Project - Women in Agriculture, College of Community and Applied Sciences, MPUAT, Udaipur, India.

Vishakha Singh

All India Coordinated Research Project - Women in Agriculture, College of Community and Applied Sciences, MPUAT, Udaipur, India.

Sumitra Meena

All India Coordinated Research Project - Women in Agriculture, College of Community and Applied Sciences, MPUAT, Udaipur, India.

Seema Dangi

All India Coordinated Research Project - Women in Agriculture, College of Community and Applied Sciences, MPUAT, Udaipur, India.

Shipra Chelawat

All India Coordinated Research Project - Women in Agriculture, College of Community and Applied Sciences, MPUAT, Udaipur, India.

Kusum Sharma

All India Coordinated Research Project - Women in Agriculture, College of Community and Applied Sciences, MPUAT, Udaipur, India.

Rupali Gupta

All India Coordinated Research Project - Women in Agriculture, College of Community and Applied Sciences, MPUAT, Udaipur, India.

Yeshwant Paliwal

All India Coordinated Research Project - Women in Agriculture, College of Community and Applied Sciences, MPUAT, Udaipur, India.

Sneha Jain

All India Coordinated Research Project - Women in Agriculture, College of Community and Applied Sciences, MPUAT, Udaipur, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The objectives of the programme were to promoting nutritional awareness, education and behavioural change in rural area involving farm women and school children, harnessing traditional knowledge through local recipe to overcome malnutrition and implementing nutrition sensitive agriculture through homestead agriculture and nutri-garden. For this study, All India Coordinated Research Project on Women in Agriculture, MPUAT, Udaipur adopted five villages of Badgaon Panchayat Samiti to make Nutri Smart Villages i.e. Madar, Thoor, Brahmano ki hunder, Feniyon ka guda and Loyra. Regarding nutritional, health and hygiene practices, 57.07 per cent of the respondents followed poor practices. Majority of the rural women were vegetarian. Regarding BMI of respondents, 40.53 per cent women were pre-obese and18.12 per cent were obese. Awareness generation is required regarding importance of good nutrition.

Keywords: Nutritional awareness, nutritional assessment, smart village programme, overweight and obesity


How to Cite

Bansal , Vishakha, Sudha Babel, Gaytri Tiwari, Hemu Rathore, Vishakha Singh, Sumitra Meena, Seema Dangi, Shipra Chelawat, Kusum Sharma, Rupali Gupta, Yeshwant Paliwal, and Sneha Jain. 2023. “Nutritional Assessment of Farm Women under Nutri-Smart Village Programme”. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change 13 (8):2037-45. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2023/v13i82161.

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