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Undernutrition and over-nutrition both contribute to the emerging problem of malnutrition amongst adolescent girls in India. This cross-sectional survey was conducted to determine the prevalence of underweight, overweight, and obesity amongst 2400 school-going adolescent girls (10–19 years) in the Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh. Data was collected on socio-demographic profile, physical activity, dietary intake, and anthropometry. The finding revealed that the double burden of malnutrition is significantly prevalent in this age group. The various causes revealed in the present study can be addressed in routine healthcare settings and through counseling and guidance by primary caregivers and medical professionals. Behavior change and knowledge dissemination could also play a critical part in mitigating the effects of malnutrition. This paper can be a reference for advocating behavior change interventions and for medical professionals providing healthcare to adolescents.
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