A Study on Awareness and Attitudes of Food Handling Practices of Mothers in Thoothukudi District

ICIMP-2018 | SPECIAL ISSUE | SEP-2018 | Published Online: 03 October 2018    PDF ( 230 KB )
Author(s)
Dr. (Smt) N. Kamala 1; Dr. (Smt). A. Arunadevi 2; Dr. (Smt). V. Sangeetha 3

1Head and Associate Professor, Dept. of Commerce (Corporate Secretaryship), Sri Sarada College for Women, Tirunelveli - 62701(Affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University) (India)

2Assistant Professor Dept. of Commerce (Corporate Secretaryship) (Affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University) (India)

3Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce (Corporate Secretaryship) Sri Sarada College for Women, Tirunelveli – 627011 (Affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University) Tirunelveli – 627012 (India)

Abstract

This study examines the awareness and attitudes of food handling practices of mothers in Thoothukudi district. It aims to study the demographic profiles of the respondents, to analyze the awareness of food handling practices of mothers, to evaluate the attitude of mothers, to identify the involvement of mothers in the hygienic practices and to examine the impact on food borne diseases. The data collected from 175 respondents in Tirunelveli District. Version 17.0 of Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) was used to analyze the data. The collected data was analyzed by using appropriate statistical tools like percentage analysis, chi-square test, t-test, ANOVA and rank test for arriving conclusions. The finding of the study is mothers uses well water which is not a hygienic and safe practice. Awareness should be created among mothers in rural area about the consumption of safe cooking and drinking water and government should take steps to supply safe water to rural areas.

Keywords
Food Adulteration, Food Handling Practices and Food Safety Knowledge
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