(FOR THE POST OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROJECT OFFICER)
UNIT – I: FOOD
Food pyramid, functions, classification, conservation of nutrients, cooking methods,
meal planning for different age & income groups. Weaning foods – meaning,
importance and preparation. Food spoilage - causes and prevention. Methods of food
preservation. Food safety - evaluation of food safety, quality analysis and applications of
HACCP in food safety. Regulatory agencies in food safety - BIS, AGMARK, FSSAI.
Food adulteration and food laws.
UNIT - II: NUTRITION
Nutrition – Energy - factors affecting total energy requirement. Determination of total
energy requirement. Energy requirements for different age groups and physiological
conditions. Sources, functions, requirements and deficiencies of macro and micro
nutrients. Metabolism of carbohydrate, protein and fat. Water - functions, dehydration,
UNIT – III : COMMUNITY NUTRITION
Communicable and Noncommunicable diseases. Communicable diseases -
Epidemiology, mode of transmission, prevention and control of AIDS, Cholera, Typhoid,
Tuberculosis, Malaria, Dengue, Hepatitis and Leptospirosis. Non -Communicable
Diseases - Double burdern of malnutrition. Assessment of nutritional status of a
community-Direct and Indirect methods - Anthropometry, Biochemical, Clinical,
Functional indices and Diet survey. Nutrition Education - methods of nutrition
education, use of audio visual aids. Nutrition intervention programmes and National and
International Agencies in Combating malnutrition.