Global Journal of Engineering, Design & Technology
Open Access

ISSN: 2319–7293

Abstract

State of Malnutrition amongst Adolescents in a Peri Urban Area

Tshalibe R.S., Usai T., & Nyamunda B.C

The study seeks to investigate the existence and prevalence of malnutrition among adolescents in a peri urban area of Chiwundura in Zimbabwe). The primary data collection was done through conducting anthropometric measurements, series of interviews with adolescents and administering questionnaires. It was concluded that malnutrition is prevalent among the adolescents. Above 40% of the adolescents were undernourished. Most of the adolescents ate a high carbohydrate diet and low protein. There is need for malnutrition interventions which provide a balanced diet to the adolescents. It was recommended that nutrition gardens and poultry projects need to be set up to help in reducing undernutrition. Growth monitoring practices also need to be appropriately implemented.

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