Volume : 3
Issue : 1
Online ISSN : 2394-6776
Print ISSN : 2394-6768
Article First Page : 20
Article End Page : 24
Background: The Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme was launched in 1975, to provide holistic development of children through a package of services aimed at reduction of child malnutrition, morbidity and mortality.
Objectives: To find out available infrastructure at Anganwadi Centers. To study the utilization of supplementary nutrition service by beneficiaries at Anganwadi Centers. To find out the reasons given by beneficiaries for not utilizing supplementary nutrition service.
Materials and method: A Cross sectional observational study conducted at Bareilly in 22 Anganwadi Centres selected by multi-stage sampling technique. Selected Anganwadi Centres were visited and selected Anganwadi workers and beneficiaries were interviewed.
Observations: 85% of lactating mothers, 83.6% of pregnant women, 78.8% of adolescent girls, 61% of children in the age group >6 months upto 3 years and 50.6% of beneficiaries in the age group >3 years upto 6 years received supplementary nutrition.
Conclusion: Utilization of supplementary services was found to be highest among lactating mothers followed by pregnant women and lowest among beneficiaries in the age group >3 years upto 6 years.
Keywords: Anganwadi Centres, Child, Supplementary Nutrition