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Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
  Year: 2004 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 250-253
DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2004.250.253
 
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Evaluation of Energy and Micronutrients Intake of Nigerian Adolescent Females: A Case Study of Institutionalized Secondary Schools in Akure South Local Government Area, Ondo State, Nigeria
Ijarotimi O.S.

Abstract:
The objective of the study is to provide information on the energy and micronutrients intake of Nigerian adolescent females. A cross-sectional surrey was conducted among the 323 institutionalized adolescent females of 10-19 years age range in Akure South LGA, Ondo State. The energy and micronutrient intake were determined by weighing the food intake of the subjects and part of the food samples were subjected to chemical analysis The mean mineral intakes were: Ca 567 mg/kg, Mg 261 mg/kg, Zn 7.58mg/kg, Fe 19.8 mg/kg and P 136.8 mg/kg. And the vitamins intakes were vit. A 860 mg/kg, Thiamine 0.7 mg/kg, Riboflavin 0.28 mg/kg, Niacin 3.27 mg/kg, vit. C 9.1 mg/kg, Vit. D 2.14 mcg/kg Folic acid 9.8 mcg/kg and Vit. B12 1.2 mcg/kg, and the energy intakes was 6.45 MJ. The result showed that high proportion of the subjects were not meeting the RDA for energy and some of the micronutrients intake.
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How to cite this article:

Ijarotimi O.S. , 2004. Evaluation of Energy and Micronutrients Intake of Nigerian Adolescent Females: A Case Study of Institutionalized Secondary Schools in Akure South Local Government Area, Ondo State, Nigeria . Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 3: 250-253.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2004.250.253

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjn.2004.250.253

 
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