South India Journal of Social Sciences is now an official member of Crossref JGate sgd
Impact of Dietary Intervention Program on Nutritional Knowledge of Adolescent Girls in Srinagar city of Jammu and Kashmir
Vol 22 No. 1


Body Mass Index

How to Cite

Jan, S. (2024). Impact of Dietary Intervention Program on Nutritional Knowledge of Adolescent Girls in Srinagar city of Jammu and Kashmir. SOUTH INDIA JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, 22(1 March), 105-114.


Adolescents need excellent nutrition both to develop to their complete ability and to lower their hazard of developing weight problems and persistent illnesses in early life and also later in life. Lack of nutritional knowledge can lead to deficiency diseases in addition to predisposing them to the hazard of obesity and weight problems. The present study thus aimed to assess the nutritional knowledge of adolescent girls and also implement dietary intervention program to improve their diet related habits and practices. A total of 400 adolescent girls were randomly take from various government and private schools of District Srinagar of J&K . The results of the study indicated that the diets of majority of girls were adequate in calories, proteins, fats, vitamin C, however were found deficient in iron and calcium. Nutrition education was given to the girls which not only increased their intakes of micronutrients but also increased their diet related knowledge. Mean nutritional knowledge scores increased significantly from 4.93 to 9.18. schools can adopt this information to the benefit of most vulnerable group and include a special curriculum on food and nutrition



Alam, N., Roy, S.K., Ahmed, T., & Ahmed, A.M. Nutritional status, dietary intake, and relevant knowledge of adolescent girls in rural Bangladesh. J Health Popul Nutr. 2010; 28: 86-94.

Bassett, R., Chapman, G.E., & Beagan, B.L. Autonomy and control: The coconstruction of adolescent food choice. Appetite. 2008; 50: 325-332.

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prevalence of Underweight Among Children and Adolescents: United States, 2003-2006. 2009; Retrieved March 20, 2010.

Chugh, R. Affluent Adolescent Girls of Delhi: Eating and weight concerns. British Journal of Nutrition. 2001; 86(10): 535–542.

Daniels,S.R. Overweight in children and adolescents: Pathophysiology, consequences, prevention and treatment, circulation. 2005; 111: 1999.

Grosso, G., Mistretta, A., Turconi, G., Cena, H., Roggi, C., & Galvano, F. Nutrition knowledge and other determinants of food intake and lifestyle habits in children and young adolescents living in a rural area of Sicily, South Italy. Public Health Nutr. 2013; 16: 1827-36.

Gupta, N., & Kochar, G. Role of nutrition education in improving the nutritional awareness among adolescent girls. Int J Nutrit Wellness. 200; 7: 1–4.

Jellife, B.B. The assessment of nutritional status of community, Monograph series no. 53, World Health organization, Geneva. 1989.

Lua, P.L, & Elena W.D. The impact of nutrition education interventions on the dietary habits of college students in developed nations: A brief review. Malays J Med Sci.2012; 19: 4–14

Mahan, K. & Escott, S. (2004). Krause’s Food Nutrition and Diet Therapy. (11th Ed.). Pennsylvania:Saunders publishing, 408-413.

Omran, A.R.,& Al-Hafez, G. Health Education for Adolescent Girls EMRO Nonserial Publication, WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. 2006

Raikar, K., Thakur, A and Gupta, V. A study to assess the effectiveness of a nutrition education session using flipchart among school going adolescent girls. journal of education and health promotion. 2020; 9: 183. doi: 10.4103/jehp.jehp

Rana, R; Kaur, P. Role of nutrition education in improving awareness among adolescent girls (14 -17 years). International journal of home science. 2019; 5(2): 10-12..

Shah, P., Misra, A., Gupta, N., Hazra, D.K., Gupta, R., & Seth, P. Improvement in nutrition-related knowledge and behaviour of urban Asian Indian school children: Findings from the 'Medical education for children/Adolescents for Realistic prevention of obesity and diabetes and for healthy ageing'(MARG) intervention study. Br J Nutrit. 2010; 104: 427-36.

Singh, A., Grover, K., & Sharma, N. (2014). Effectiveness of nutrition intervention to overcome the problem of Anaemia. Food Sci Res J. 2014; 5: 184–9.

Sucharitha, K.V., Suneetha, E., & Krishnapriya, A. Nutrition education through girl to girl approach. Paper presented at the 39th National Conference, Hyderabad, 15-17 November, 2007, p. 59.

Wang, D., Stewart, D., Chang, C., &, Shi, Y. Effect of a school-based nutrition education program on adolescents’ nutrition-related knowledge, attitudes and behaviour in rural areas of China. Environ Health Prev Med.2015; 20: 271–8

Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.