International Journal of Home Science
2016, VOL. 2 ISSUE 3, PART C
Role of game based nutrition education in improving the nutritional knowledge of students of upper primary classes (6th to 8th standard) in state government schools of district Sitapur
Author(s): Vijeta Rathore and Dr. Garima Upadhyay
School age is a period of rapid growth in human development when nutritional demand is increased and dietary habits is established. Nutrition of school age children has not only direct and short term influence on physical and mental growth during that period but also indirect and long term influence on the continuing growth and health of the students and the health during the lifetime, and thus the importance of nutrition in school age children has been emphasized because malnutrition and other diseases during this period can decrease not only physical and mental developments but also the learning ability of children. Common belief is that acquiring nutritional knowledge will itself lead to improved dietary practices. Nutritional knowledge can be gained by means of nutrition education. Nutrition Education has been recognized as a crucial factor in promoting children’s nutritional knowledge. The purpose of the study was to determine the change in nutritional knowledge of students of upper primary schools after receiving a game based nutrition education intervention. A validated questionnaire was used to assess knowledge at pre and post intervention. The result showed that there was significant improvement in students’ knowledge. The findings support the importance of providing nutritional knowledge to children to promote healthy dietary behaviors.
How to cite this article:
Vijeta Rathore and Dr. Garima Upadhyay. Role of game based nutrition education in improving the nutritional knowledge of students of upper primary classes (6th to 8th standard) in state government schools of district Sitapur. International Journal of Home Science. 2016; 2(3): 131-135.