Journal of Current Research in Food Science
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P-ISSN: 2709-9377, E-ISSN: 2709-9385

Journal of Current Research in Food Science

2022, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A
Assessment of knowledge of ICDS supervisors and workers towards food safety and hygiene


Author(s): Priyanka Sharma, Dr. Zubair Meenai, Dr. Harjeet Kaur Bhatia, Ajay Patel, and Dr. Neelima Chopra

Abstract: The Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) is one of the flagship program of Department of Women and Child Development started in 1975 with an aim to enhance nutrition and well-being of children. The scheme laid foundation for integration of health services to children. The present study was undertaken to verify the food safety and hygiene knowledge of Anganwadi supervisors and workers of Delhi. The study was conducted for six months from October 2019 to March 2020 in North-East and North anganwadis of Delhi. 30 anganwadi workers and 40 anganwadi supervisors were selected by simple random sampling method. The research instrument used is a checklist to assess the knowledge level of Anganwadi supervisors and workers with regard to food safety. The component wise knowledge level of AW workers and supervisors showed that the extent of knowledge of the respondents are different in correspondence to different items on various parameters of food safety and hygiene. The study reflected anganwadi workers and supervisors are unaware of fortified foods, so efforts to be expedited by the Department of Women and Child development to bring out awareness so that the same knowledge could be delivered to local people by front line workers.

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Priyanka Sharma, Dr. Zubair Meenai, Dr. Harjeet Kaur Bhatia, Ajay Patel,, Dr. Neelima Chopra. Assessment of knowledge of ICDS supervisors and workers towards food safety and hygiene. J Curr Res Food Sci 2022;3(2):23-26.
Journal of Current Research in Food Science