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A highly nutritive supplementary food:
Improving the nutritional status of pregnant and lactating mothers

MOHAMMED A. SATTER1, NUSRAT ABEDIN1*, S. ABSHA JABIN1, M. FARIDUL ISLAM1, UMME HAFSA BEGUM2, D.K. PAUL2
*Corresponding author
1. Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST), Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Researc (BCSIR),  Dr. Qudrat-I-Khuda Road, Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1205, Bangladesh
2. Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology,  Islamic University, Kushtia 7003, Bangladesh

KEYWORDS: Highly nutritive, supplementary food, pregnant and lactating mother, soy flour, carrot.
ABSTRACT:
The nutrition situation of women is a considerable issue in Bangladesh. A highly nutritive supplementary food containing locally available food resource was prepared to meet the increased nutrient demands of pregnant and lactating mothers in Bangladesh.  The supplementary food was developed mainly from wheat, soy flour, milk and carrot. The prepared food was analysed for the nutritional properties, protein efficiency ratio, microbiological quality and sensory attributes. All macro and micronutrients were within the ranges recommended by the Institute of Medicine and would fulfil the extra needs of the nutrients per day for pregnant and lactating mothers. The prepared supplementary food was observed satisfactory according to microbiological status, rat growth study and organoleptic evaluation. The developed ready-to- eat food could be served in the form of porridge with drinking water. The developed supplementary food was considerably more nutritious and cheap than the comme ...
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