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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2018, Volume : 8, Issue : 1
First page : ( 115) Last page : ( 117)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2018.00024.1

Knowledge Regarding Nutrition among Mothers Having Children Between 1 to 5 years age in selected area of Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

Priya Sharma1,*, Sudha Maheswari2, Mukesh Kumari3

1Assistant Professor, Shri Vinoba Bhave College of Nursing, Silvassa

2Associate Professor, Shri Vinoba Bhave College of Nursing, Silvassa

3Tutor, Shri Vinoba Bhave College of Nursing, Silvassa

*Corresponding Author Email: priya00975@gmail.com

Online published on 7 July, 2018.



Mothers are important role models for eating and are gatekeepers of food in the home. An understanding of maternal dietary behaviours could assist in the promotion of healthy eating for both mother and child


To assess the knowledge of mothers regarding nutrition, to determine the association between knowledge and selected demographic variables

Materials and Method

Community based descriptive study was conducted in Kudacha village, Dadra and Nagar Haveli district. Pre-tested structured Performa used to collect information from 25 mothers having 1 to 5 years child during study period by utilizing personal interview method

Statistical Analysis

Demographic variable frequency percentage distribution, knowledge scoring and statistical association was analysed by using chi-square test


Overall knowledge of mothers regarding was not adequate. Out of 25 only 40% have adequate knowledge regarding nutrition, 20% have average knowledge and rest 40% are having poor knowledge


Knowledge regarding nutrition among mothers having child 1 to 5years age was of moderate level.



Knowledge, Nutrition, Mothers.


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