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Creating Awareness of Linseed Value Added Products through Trainings and Nutrition Education among Rural Women

Department of Foods and Nutrition, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 004 (Haryana), India
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(Received : December 17, 2016; Accepted : March 5, 2017)


A study was conducted to create awareness among rural women (n=30) about nutritional and health significance of linseed and its value added products through nutrition education and training-cum-demonstrations. Mean score of awareness of the selected respondents at pre-testing stage was 5.07±5.82 which increased to 26.77±2.61 at post-testing stage with a gain in awareness level of 21.70±4.13 with quantum of improvement being 5.28 times. However, on the basis of obtainable score, majority of rural women (80.0%) had low category of awareness at pre-testing stage and after exposure to nutrition education and training programme, none of the women belonged to low category of awareness. Majority of rural women (93.3%) belonged to high category of awareness regarding linseed and its value added products. Among the three demonstrated linseed value added products, laddo was most preferred by the respondents followed by chikki and biscuits.
Key words :Linseed value added products, respondents, nutrition education, demonstrations, impact assessment