COMPENDIUM, IEEC-2023   ( ISBN : 978-81-967860-4-5 )
Theme- 5: Capacity Building to Address Diverse Resource Management Issues towards Sustainable Agri-food Systems

Cereals and Millets: Sustaining Global Nutritional Security

Santosh Sharma and Monica Sharma,

I C College of Community Science, CCSHAU, Hisar


Cereals and Millets: Sustaining Global Nutritional Security Santosh Sharma1 and Monica Sharma2 Ph.D. Research scholar and Professor Corresponding author: Food and Nutrition Department, I.C. College of Community Science, CCS Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar-125004 (Haryana), India ABSTRACT Today, due to the global transformation world faces a triple burden of malnutrition which is only be eliminated by the global consumption of cereals and millets provide major contribution to the nutritional security especially females. This study purpose was to ascertain how the consumption patterns of the women affected their health. 50 teachers and 50 labourers from different backgrounds between the ages of 30 and 45 were selected for this purpose. It is possible to comprehend potential differences in dietary practises, educational attainment, and socioeconomic status that may affect their nutritional health. Results showed that venerable poor women were more susceptible to malnutrition due to a number of characteristics, including low food intake, low educational attainment and socioeconomic level. Women from poor socioeconomic status reported being in worse health than teachers. Women from lower income group had low height, poor weight gain, lower BMI & body fat % significantly fall below normal who had decline food access & lesser cereals and millets and other food groups consumption which directly impacted their health adversely. In comparison to teachers, women with poor socioeconomic profiles and lower levels of education reported having lower haemoglobin levels and consuming a minimal dietary diversity such as more green leafy vegetables, pulses, roots, and tubers, and consuming fewer cereals and millets. The findings of the research will assist to identify the various factors that influence women's nutritional status, highlight the need of creating economical fodder and horticultural crops, and assist in developing ways to tackle the malnutrition problem for a nation that is both healthy and productive.

IEEC-2023 at RARI (SKNAU, Jobner), Jaipur, Rajasthan organised by Society of Extension Education, Agra, India