National Institute of Nutrition
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Hyderabad-500 007, India.
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Name: Dr. Sylvia Fernandez Rao
Scientist ‘C’
Phone: +91-40-27197386, 9989501779

List of Publications:

  1. Sylvia Fernandez- Rao, N. Balakrishna, Patrice Engle, Susan Johnson, Margaret Bentley, Shahnaz Vazir Maternal self-esteem and locus of control relates to the quality of young children’s environment (HOME) in rural Andhra Pradesh, India. International Journal of Early childhood. Vol 40, 2008.(High Index Journal).

  2. N. Gajre, N. Balakrishna, Sylvia Fernandez- Rao, Shahnaz Vazir Breakfast eating habit and its influence on attention-concentration, immediate memory and school achievement. Indian Pediatrics, Vol 45, 2008.

  3. Johnson; Vazir; Fernandez-Rao; K.V; Balakrishna; Griffiths. Using the WHO 2006 growth standard to assess the growth and nutritional status of rural south Indian infants. Annals of Human Biology. (2012).

  4. Little Flower Augustine, Shahnaz Vazir, Sylvia Fernandez Rao, M.Vishnu Vardhana Rao, A.Laxmaiah & K.Madhavan Nair. Precieved stress, life ebents & coping among higher secondary students of Hyderabad, India: A pilot study. Indian Journal of Medical Research134, July 2011, pp 61-68.

  5. Little Flower Augustine, Shahnaz Vazir, Sylvia Fernandez Rao, M Vishnuvardhana Rao, A Laxmaiah, P Ravinder, V Vikas Rao and K Madhavan Nair. Psychometric validation of a knowledge questionnaire on micronutrients among adolescents and its relationship to micronutrient status of 15–19-year-old adolescent boys, Hyderabad, India. Public Health Nutrition: 2012, page 1 of 8 doi:10.1017/S1368980012000055.

  6. Shahnaz Vazir, Patrice Engle, Bala Krishna.N, Paula Griffiths, Susan Johnson, Hilary Creed-Kanashiro, Sylvia Fernandez –Rao, Monal Shroff, Margret Bentley. "Cluster-randomized trial on complementary and responsive feeding education to caregivers found improved dietary intake, growth, and development among rural Indian toddlers" accepted for publication in Maternal & Child Nutrition. Manuscript ID Matern Child Nutr. 2013 Jan;9(1):99-117 Citation:4 Impact factor: 1.7.

  7. Sylvia Fernandez-Rao, Bala Krishna N and Vijaypushpam.T. Comparison of Nutrition Knowledge and Snacking Habits of Adolescents from Schools affiliated to Sate Education Board and Central Board of Secondary Education- Accepted for publication in Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development. 2012 .

  8. S. Fernandez-Rao, K. M. Hurley, K. Madhavan Nair, N. Balakrishna, K.V. Radhakrishna, P. Ravinder, N. Tilton, K. B. Harding, G. A. Reinhart, M. M. Black. Integrating nutrition and early child development interventions among infants and preschoolers in rural India Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1308 (2014) 218–231 .

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