International Journal of Home Science
2020, VOL. 6 ISSUE 2, PART F
Assessing the role of mid-day meal on nutritional status and growth of children: A comparative study in rural and urban area in Hazaribag
Author(s): Dr. Renu Bose and Sakshi
The nutrition status of primary school going children is worst. To decrease the incidence of malnutrition and increase growth of primary school going children, the government of India has launched Mid Day Meal Program keeping these facts in consideration. The present research study has been structured to analyze the nutritional status of primary school going children. A comparative study in rural and urban area of Hazaribag with sample of 100primary school children to find out the role of Mid-Day meal on nutritional status and their growth. Questionnaire/ Schedule were used for getting personal details. Anthropometries measurement and Clinical Examination conducted for getting nutritional status of children. The main findings were that in Government School Children of rural were of mild angular stomatitis, loss of luster of hair,skin indicates protein and energy deficiencies, chalky teeth ( calcium deficiency) and short in carbohydrate requirements. The nutritional analysis of children of urban area, shown a normal appearance no prominent nutritional deficiency sign were seen. Thus the present research indicated mid day meal program play a vital role to over come from malnutrition.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Renu Bose and Sakshi. Assessing the role of mid-day meal on nutritional status and growth of children: A comparative study in rural and urban area in Hazaribag. International Journal of Home Science. 2020; 6(2): 310-315.