Study on Nutritional Status of Adolescent Girls in Karnal District

Garima Saxena
2015 International Journal of Education and Science Research Review E-ISSN   unpublished
Keeping in view, the importance of adolescent period in human life and nutritional problems of adolescent girls, the present study has been elucidated to assess the nutritional status of adolescent girls. 200 adolescent college girls in the age group of 17-20 years were selected randomly from two colleges of Karnal district. Nutritional Status was assessed with the help of body mass index and was classified according to WHO standards. The mean value of height, weight and BMI was 153.75 cm,
more » ... was 153.75 cm, 48.96 kg and 20.88 kg/m 2. The dietary intake of girls was found to be lower than the recommended dietary allowances as college girls usually neglect the importance of proper diet which plays key role for the humans specially the student's age to achieve the goals.