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Effect of supplementing a poor diet based on rice and wheat consumed by school children with vitamins, minerals, lysine and protein-rich foods, on their growth and nutritional status.

Doraiswamy, T. R. and Daniel, V. A. and Rajalakshmi, D. and Swaminathan, M. and Parpia, H. A. B. (1971) Effect of supplementing a poor diet based on rice and wheat consumed by school children with vitamins, minerals, lysine and protein-rich foods, on their growth and nutritional status. Nutrition Reports International, 3 (2). pp. 67-78.

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Abstract

A feeding experiment extending over a period of 6 months was conducted on seven groups of children aged 6-11 years (15 girls per group) subsisting on a poor diet based on rice and wheat to assess the effedt of different supplements on their growth and nutritional status. The supplements were as follows: (i) corn starch,50g; (ii) Sorghum,50g; (iii) Sorghum 50g + vitamins + calcium carbonate; (iv) Sorghum 50g + vitamins + calcium carbonate + lysine; (v) Red gram dhal 50g; (vi) Redgram dhal 50g + vitamins + calcium carbonate; (vii) low cost protein food based on a 65:25:10 bland of sorghum, peanut flour and chickpea flour and fortified with vitamins and calcium carbonate. The results showed that supplements of sorghum fortified with vitamins, calcium carbonate and lysine or redgram fortified with vitamins and calcium carbonate, or low cost protein fbod fortified with calcium carbonate and vitaminsbbrought about highly significant improvements in the growth and nutritional status of children subsisting on a poor cereal diet as compared with the experimental group receiving a supplement of 50g sorghum alone.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: rice, wheat, supplements, growth, nutritional status.
Subjects: 600 Technology > 01 Medical sciences > 03 Child nutrition
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 21 Cereals
Divisions: Dept. of Biochemistry
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 22 May 2012 09:15
Last Modified: 22 May 2012 09:15
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/4038

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