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Feeding Soyaflakes Chiwada to Malnourished Preschool Children and its Impact on their Clinical Nutritional Status

Author Affiliations

  • 1Pravara Rural Education Society’s, Home Science and BCA College, Loni, Taluka-Rahata, District -Ahmednagar, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Medical Sci., Volume 1, Issue (7), Pages 22-27, August,28 (2013)


Deficiency of major nutrient like protein and calorie along with deficiencies of micro nutrient is world health problem. Which reflect on the clinical signs and symptoms of nutritional deficiency diseases among preschool children. Supplementary feeding programmes are the emerging need in under nutrition for vulnerable segment in the population. The organoleptically high score soyflakeschiwada evaluated for its nutrient content and supplemented to preschool malnourished children @50 gm /day/ child. The nutritional qualities of soyaflakes chiwada here as moisture (4.1 per cent), ash (2.4 per cent), crude fiber (0.8 per cent), crude protein (21.4 per cent), iron (5.3 mg), calcium (74.0mg), zinc (2.7mg), carotene (235. ug) and B complex vitamins like B1 (0.2mg),B2 (0.1mg)and B3 (2.01mg) were found in soyaflakes chiwada. No significant changes were observed in nutritional qualities of soyaflakes chiwada when it was stored in high gauge package for 1 to 2 months It is very cheap and affordable to the below poverty line group of children. The clinical signs and symptoms of nutritional deficiency diseases in experimental group of preschool children were examined after every month till the end of experimental period (i.e. 6 months). Clinical examination of hair, face, lips eyes, ears, throat skin, bones and joints, nails and abdomen were done. Supplementation had shown a highly significant effect improving clinical signs and symptoms of preschool children.


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