Acta Scientific Nutritional Health

Mini ReviewVolume 2 Issue 8

Overview of Nutritional Status of the Adolescent girls in Bangladesh

Mohammad Habibur Rahman1*, Md Saiful Islam2 and Bidhan Chandra Sutradhar1

1Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology, Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2National Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, BSMMU Campus, Shahbagh, Dhaka, Bangladesh

*Corresponding Author: Mohammad Habibur Rahman, Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology, Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Received: May 25, 2018; Published: July 06, 2018

Citation: Mohammad Habibur Rahman., et al.“Overview of Nutritional Status of the Adolescent girls in Bangladesh”. Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 2.8 (2018).


 Nutritional status of the adolescent girls is one of the sensitive indicators in Bangladesh. In fact; nutritional status is very crucial for health, economy and the sustainable development of Bangladesh. As nutritional assessment adolescent is one of the key times for progressive achievement of biological maturity and cognitive development. The shortage of adequate quality and quantity of food is a main reason of nutrition problems for adolescent’s boys and girls, it means malnutrition. Malnutrition is one of the major problems for adolescent girls in Bangladesh. Their socio-economic situation, consumption pattern, food habit are affecting their health and nutrition as well as their cognitive development and during motherhood. The adolescent girls are suffering from any kind of diseases and their morbidity rate is very high, mainly because of their malnutrition. Nutritional education programs need to be implemented to improve the nutritional status as well as suitable approaches need to be designed to improve their present condition and studies elaborately in the future

Keywords: Socioeconomic Status; Nutritional Status; Malnutrition; Adolescent; Food Habit

Copyright: © 2018 Rohitashw Kumar., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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