Vitamin A Nutrition among Children of Selected Urban Slums of Coimbatore and Effect of Interventions


  • Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women - Deemed University, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, India


Inspite of the realisation of the preventable nature of vitamin A deficiency and the possibility of short term and long term measures in its prevention, vitamin A malnutrition still is of a grave dimension in most parts of the world. Prevalence of vitamin A deficiency in countries like India still accounts for a sizeable percentage of preventable blindness. Though the nation-wide prophylaxis programme is a step in the right direction, community based interventions coupled with proper nutrition education probably is the surest and permanent step in its alleviation.

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Health Care and Hospital Management

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