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Aim: To See The Impact Of Nutrition Education Program On Diet Quality Score Amongst Adolescent Girls Between Age Group Of 16 To 17 Years In Mumbai.
Place and Duration of the Study: The study was conducted at Dr B.M.N. College of Home Science (Mumbai) in India between November 2018 to February 2019.
Methodology: 3 Day 24 hour Diet record was taken where energy, carbohydrate, protein and fat were calculated and with the help of 3 day diet record Healthy Eating Index Score of Adolescent was assessed and Nutrition Education Program was imparted for the duration of 2 months.
Results: The results of the study showed that consumption of Energy was 1715 Kcal, Carbohydrate 226 gm and Protein 43 gm was low in pre tests which significantly increased in post tests i.e Energy was 1959 kcal, Carbohydrate was 250 gm and Protein was 49 gm, hence showed significant results (p=0.05). However consumption of fat was high in pre test i.e 41.25 gm which significantly reduced in post test i.e 39 gm which showed no significant results (p= 0.05). It was observed that the Healthy Eating Index score for pre test was 45.15 which was considered as “Poor Diet” and Healthy Eating Index score for post test was 52.45 considered as “ Need for Improvement” and high significant difference was observed (p= 0.05).
Conclusion: Thus the study concluded that after giving Nutrition Education Program to the subjects there was increase in the Healthy Eating Index Score. There was also increase in the consumption of energy, carbohydrate, protein and decrease in fat consumption and thus Nutrition Education Program had positive effect on the subjects.
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