Nutritional intervention in the package form of medical care, supplementary feeding and education was offered to 82 severely malnourished children in two villages of rural health training centre, Naila, for 8 months. Normal weight was restored in 6.09 per cent of children respective to their age; 18.3 per cent improved to grade-l and 40.2 per cent to grade-11, 25.3 per cent remained refractory. The maximum weight gain was 2.5 Kg and 3.02 kg in grade-III and grade-IV malnourished children, respectively. On an average, it took 140.5 days for grade-Ill and 180 days for grade-IV severely malnourished children to return to road-to-health with respect to their weight for age.
- Nutrition supplement
- severe malnutrition
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health