Indian Journal of Public Health

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Year
: 2008  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 153--155

Dietary profile of sportswomen participating in team games at state/national level


Ritu Jain1, S Puri2, N Saini3 
1 Research Nutritionist, Public Health Nutrition and Development Centre, Delhi, India
2 Reader, Department of Foods and Nutrition, Institute of Home Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
3 Senior Lecturer, Physical Education, Institute of Home Economics, University of Delhi. Delhi, India

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Ritu Jain
Research Nutritionist, Public Health Nutrition and Development Centre, Delhi
India

A cross sectional study was conducted to assess dietary profile of 100 Delhi based national / state level sportswomen, aged 18 - 25 years, participating in team games - volleyball, hockey, football and kabaddi. Mean energy intake was found to be 1471 + 479 Kcal. Only 24 percent of the sports women met the recommendations of 60 - 65 energy percent from carbohydrates and 87 percent were consuming more than 25 energy percent from fat. The mean macronutrients and micronutrient intakes of all the subjects were much lower than the recommendations. Improper food choices were also observed in majority. It becomes necessary to generate awareness among sports personnel regarding proper nutrition practices.


How to cite this article:
Jain R, Puri S, Saini N. Dietary profile of sportswomen participating in team games at state/national level.Indian J Public Health 2008;52:153-155


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Jain R, Puri S, Saini N. Dietary profile of sportswomen participating in team games at state/national level. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 2008 [cited 2020 Jun 2 ];52:153-155
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