The study was commissioned by GAIN for its project “Use of Fortified Atta by Community using Small Chakki for Flour Fortification in tribal Blocks of Udaipur District.”
The objectives of the study were to asses:
- the present knowledge among rural families on food fortification and their attitude and behaviour towards regular use of fortified atta;
- the fortification of atta done at small chakki in the villages of the flour produced from wheat brought by families for grinding;
- the anaemia status among pregnant women, lactating mother, under 5 children, adolescent girls and selected general population and
- the nutritional status of under 5 year children using age for weight measures, age for height and height for weight.
This report presents key findings regarding awareness among community members about fortification and especially fortified atta, with the aim of designing effective strategies to create awareness among the community members.