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Development of Vegetable Nutrition Garden Model For Diet Diversification and Improved Nutrition Security of Urban and Peri-urban Households  

Salesh Kumar Jindal , Major Singh Dhaliwal
Department of Vegetable Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141004, India
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International Journal of Horticulture, 2017, Vol. 7, No. 24   doi: 10.5376/ijh.2017.07.0024
Received: 25 Aug., 2017    Accepted: 01 Sep., 2017    Published: 29 Sep., 2017
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Jindal S.K., and Dhaliwal M.S., 2017, Development of vegetable nutrition garden model for diet diversification and improved nutrition security of urban and peri-urban households, International Journal of Horticulture, 7(24): 219-228 (doi: 10.5376/ijh.2017.07.0024)

Abstract

Vegetables help combat malnutrition and diversify diets. Dietary diversification balances the diet by enhancing supply of essential micro-nutrients leading to improved health, enhanced thinking ability and increased efficiency. Improved vegetable nutrition garden is better than traditional homestead vegetable garden. The improved model involves many crops that can be repeatedly harvested to meet a family’s vegetable needs throughout the year. The crops and their varieties are scientifically selected to be highly nutritious with few pest and disease problems. The suggested model can produce 300 kg of vegetables annually, sufficient to meet vitamins and minerals requirement of a family comprising four members.

Keywords
Household nutrition; Nutritional garden model; Vegetables
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