ENHANCED NUTRITIONAL KNOWLEDGE STATUS THROUGH HOMESTEAD GARDENING AT THE CHAR DWELLERS OF THE JAMUNA RIVER
Bangladesh Institute Research and Training on Applied Nutrition (BIRTAN) prepared an integrated community based home gardening forthe Jamuna’s Char area in Sirajganj during July 2018 to June 2019. The objective of the research was to improved nutritional food consumption through homestead gardening and awareness buildup for enhance nutritional status. In the research the particepent conception was increased about humen health, proper care of children health and better life style. The research benifitiries knowledge enhanched about body building nutrient, daily waer requirement, human immunity system, care of the pregnent mother and young grils. Poor health and poor nutritional status of mother and children in Char area was the crucial problem for health and nutrition. Three main causes for this problem were identified and these are poor maternal health, inadequate nutritious diet, traditional cooking methodand affliction with diseases. Mother and children cannot afford adequate nutritious food and adequate food intake due to low income and limited access to livelihood opportunities. In the Jamuna,s Char part of Bangladesh may be followed leadingcause of malnutrition.Home gardening has been shown to be an important way to improve the intake of vitamin and mineral rich foods, particularly for poor households and in countries where plant foods are the main source of vitamin C.