Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences

Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9600

Abu Ansar Md. Rizwan

Social Assistance & Rehabilitation for the Physically Vulnerable (SARPV), Bangladesh

  • Research   
    Dietary Behavior of Pregnant and Lactating Women of Bandarban Hill District, Bangladesh
    Author(s): Abu Ansar Md. Rizwan*, Zafrullah Shamsul SM, Alauddin Chowdhury BM, Rifat Jahan Khan, Abu Ansar Md. Rizwan and Zafrullah Shamsul SM

    Background: The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) is the least developed in all aspects of life and livelihoods in comparison with other parts of Bangladesh. People of this area suffer from extreme poverty due to different natural and man-made disasters resulting in increasing vulnerability, food insecurity and malnutrition, particularly for women, youth and children. In CHT, Bandarban district has a high proportion of people living in extreme poverty, combined with high rates of stunting, under-nutrition and food insecurity along with maternal under-nutrition, low birth weight, preterm birth, maternal anemia. The dietary behavior of the people living here is a major factor of these nutritional disasters. Thus, this study was conducted to assess the dietary behavior of selected pregnant/lactating women from different sub-districts of Bandarban hill district. .. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2155-9600.21.11.1000785

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