PERCEPTION ABOUT ICDS SERVICES IN A RURAL POPULATION OF LUCKNOW, UTTAR PRADESH

  • Vandana Pandey
  • K Swatantra
  • Vinod Kumar Srivastava

Abstract

Objective: To assess the perception of mother/fathers about the Anganwadicentres in a rural block of Lucknow district. Study design:Cross-sectional study.Study site: Kakori Block of Lucknow district, UP.Study subjects:Mothers/fathers whose children were attending the Anganwadicentre to receive the ICDS scheme.Results: A total of 453 mothers/fathers were interviewed. Majority (86.8%) belonged to Hindu community and scheduled caste (62.8%).More than half(63.8%) of the respondents viewed that their children received cooked food item as one full glass measure (80 grams) per day. About half (53.9%) of the respondents viewed that their children consumed food items at the AWCs itself, while 24.2% viewed that children brought it partially at home. However, 21.9% of them viewed that they brought all the food items at home whatever they received.  About one third (33.8%) of the respondents perceived that the purpose of enrolment at AWCs of their children was learning.Majority (81.9%) of the respondents viewed that there were the benefits of AWC in the village.Conclusions: The ICDS scheme may be very attractive but beneficiaries do not realize its importance.  Proper and sufficient nutritional supplementation provided to beneficiaries may help children towards leading a nutritionally sound and healthy life and combat malnutrition.

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Published
2013-09-30
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Pandey V, Swatantra K, Srivastava VK. PERCEPTION ABOUT ICDS SERVICES IN A RURAL POPULATION OF LUCKNOW, UTTAR PRADESH. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2013Sep.30 [cited 2020Sep.26];25(3):257-61. Available from: https://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/324
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