Cite this article:
Pradhan and Deshlahara (2014). Nutritional Status among the Halba Tribe of North Bastar (Kanker) District of Chhattisgarh. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-B: Science), 27(1), pp. 69-77.
of Ravishankar University Vol. 27 No. B (Science) 2014 PP 69-77
Status among the Halba Tribe of North Bastar (Kanker) District of Chhattisgarh
Ashok Pradhan* and Gulshan
School of Studies in
Anthropology, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur - 492010, Chhattisgarh,
'Corresponding Author: email@example.com
[Received 3 April 2014; revised version received 22
April 2014; accepted 23 April 2014]
Abstract. Nutrition is of extreme importance in the
attainment of normal growth and development as well as in the maintenance of
health throughout the life. Nutrition is defined as "A combination of processes by
which the living organism receives and utilizes the materials necessary for the maintenance of its
functions for the growth and renewal of its components." The data for present study were obtained by
from 252 households during April and May 2011.
In the present study, it was observed that nutritional status of Halba
people is below normal. The protein and
calorie intake and calcium, fat, iron, carotene, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin
and vitamin C deficiencies are found in all age groups of males and females of
Halba tribe as compared to RDA.
Keywords: Nutritional stams, recommended dietary
allowance, Halba tribe, North Bastar, Chhattisgarh
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