IIUM Repository

Formulation and substantiation of homemade complementary baby food by selective feeding trial

Hakim, Md. Abdul and Alam, Md. Ariful and Musa, Mohamed Hanafi and ., Shaikh Md. Abdul Rouf and Alam, Md. Amirul and Sarker, Md. Zaidul Islam (2013) Formulation and substantiation of homemade complementary baby food by selective feeding trial. Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment, 11 (3/4). pp. 346-353. ISSN 1459-0263 (O), 1459-0263 (P)

[img] PDF - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (377kB) | Request a copy


The complementary food was prepared from dried grinded corn, bengal gram and sesame seed, banana, pumpkin and sugar with adequate amount. The results indicated that the crude protein, lipid, fibre, ash, moisture, energy and carbohydrate were higher than values in the proprietary formula. To evaluate the efficacy of this low cost complementary baby food on the growth of children between the age group 1 to 2 years and intervention program was carried out in an urban slum. For this trial feeding 18 children with various degrees of malnutrition were selected from slum dwellers by anthropometric indices. The children were classified as control and feeding group. The anthropometric indices of these children showed that control group suffers from continuous weight loss where as the feeding group showed positive correlation with the growth curve. Thus, complementary food processed from locally available food commodities must have a great potential in providing nutritious foods.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6605/33163
Uncontrolled Keywords: Complementary baby food, RDA, malnutrition, feeding group, control group, food based approach.
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP368 Food processing and manufacture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmaceutical Technology
Depositing User: Professor Md. Zaidul Islam Sarker
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2013 15:05
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2013 15:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/33163

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year