IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Renjini M R
The present study was conducted to assess the nutritional knowledge of the adolescent girls participating in the nutritional awareness programme in Anganwadis of Changanacherry Taluk of Kottayam district and to educate the girls and parents about the importance and the ways to achieve optimum nutrition during adolescence. Data on the dietary pattern and anthropometric assessments like height and weight were collected using a pre-structured interview schedule. It is clear from the results that majority of the subjects were assessed to have either poor or fair levels of awareness about the importance of nutrition. Hence during nutrition education, emphasis was given to the dietary guidelines during adolescence as diet influences the future nutritional status.