2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
Anthropometry and food distribution pattern among below poverty line families living in a slum
Author(s): Deepika Pal
There are millions of food insecure and undernourished people in India. The limitation is not food supply, but food distribution. This study was conducted to assess the anthropometry and food distribution pattern among the families Below Poverty Line (BPL) living in a slum of Delhi. The data was collected from 40 BPL families living in the slum of Seemapuri, Delhi using the standardized procedures and equipment. In comparison, food and nutrient composition of the diets of older children (7-18 years) was better than younger ones (7months - 6years) and poorer than adults in the family. Unequal distribution of food items was seen among the family members living in an urban slum.
Pages: 123-129 | 392 Views 5 Downloads
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Deepika Pal. Anthropometry and food distribution pattern among below poverty line families living in a slum. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(1):123-129.