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International Journal of Food, Nutrition & Dietetics

Volume  8, Issue 1, January – April 2020, Pages 15-18


Original Article

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Nutrition: Adolescents Study
E Lakshmi
Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition, SRM College of Nursing, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, SRM University, Kattankulathur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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Nutrition counseling is a process by which beliefs, attitudes, environmental influences and knowledge about food and health are channelized into actual practices. They help improve the nutritional status so that children contribute in the well- being of the nation as they are the future of the nation’s prosperity. Aims: To assess the Impact of nutrition education on children and Impact of counseling (KAP)imparted to teachers and parents. The study was approved by the Institutional ethics committee of SRM University (1165/IEC/2017). Permission was obtained from school authorities parents and teachers. Statistical analysis used: Descriptive statistical measures such as percentage distribution, mean and standard deviation was used for variables, t-test was used to compare KAP before and after counseling. Conclusions: The improvement in attitude was seen in terms of preference for nutritious foods compared to junk foods, consumption of more vegetables and fruits and i n the choice of suitable recreational activities Keywords: KAP; Nutrition Counseling; Junk food.

Corresponding Author : E Lakshmi