Abhishek Dhindsa1*, Ashu Loomba2, Ashish Loomba2, Gurpreet Kour3, Shalini Garg1 and Gundeep Singh4
1Professor, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, MM College of Dental Sciences and research, Maullana, India
2Assistant Professor, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, MM College of Dental Sciences and Research, Maullana, India
3Assistant Professor, Departmpdf/ASDSntics and Preventive Dentistry, Swami Devi Dyal Hospital and Dental College. Barwala, Panchkula, Haryana, India
4Professor, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Haldia Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Haldia, India
*Corresponding Author: Abhishek Dhindsa, Professor, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, MM College of Dental Sciences and Research, Maullana, India.
Received: November 20, 2019; Published: December 10, 2019
Introduction: Body requires many different vitamins and minerals that are crucial for physical and mental development of children and also helps in preventing various nutritional deficiency diseases in children.
Method: The study was conducted in anganwadi of ambala, barara and nariangarh tehsils of Haryana. A total of 1268 children visting various anganwadis were analysed for nutritional status by using WHO anthro version 3.0.1.
Results: Underweight was observed in 68.2% out of which 37.5% were moderately and 26.9% were severely underweight. Stunting was observed in 62% of total subjects while wasting was seen in 65.2%. No BMI was observed in 63.5% subjects while risk of overweight and overweight was found in 13% and 4.9% respectively.
Conclusion: The results of this study propose that there is severe nutritional deficiency amongst anganwadi beneficiaries which needs to be addressed at the earliest.Conclusion: The results of this study propose that there is severe nutritional deficiency amongst anganwadi beneficiaries which needs to be addressed at the earliest.
Keywords: Nutritional Deficiencies; Anganwadi Beneficiaries; Basal Metabolic Rate; Underweight
Citation: Abhishek Dhindsa., et al. “Nutritional Irregularities Among Anganwadi Beneficiaries of Ambala District, Haryana, India - A Social Issue”.Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.1 (2020): 20-21.
Copyright: © 2020 Abhishek Dhindsa., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.