International Journal of Home Science
2017, VOL. 3 ISSUE 1, PART A
Assessment of nutritional status of secondary school students of Ludhiana district: A review
Author(s): Rittu Dhir and Dr. Parveen Grover
The nutritional status of school students, the future of the nation, contributes significantly to the development of any nation. The following study was undertaken with the objective of investigating the nutritional status of secondary school students. A total of 200 secondary school students were randomly selected from 6 different schools of Ludhiana district, Punjab. Structured and validated questionnaire was used in data collection. Data collected included general information of the students, anthropometric measurements, and dietary intake of the students and food consumption frequency of different food groups. Data on dietary intake was collected using 3 days dietary recall method and averaged out for one day. Heights and weights were measured; frequencies of consumption of different food groups were also assessed. Data on anthropometry revealed that the urban secondary school students have higher BMI values than their rural counterparts. It also reported that male secondary school students have more intakes of protein, carbohydrate, iron, calcium and have more height and weight as compared to their female counterparts. The data, hence, collected during the study revealed that secondary school students belonging to rural background had better overall nutritional status as compared to their urban counterparts and the male secondary school students had better nutritional status as compared to the female secondary school students.
How to cite this article:
Rittu Dhir, Dr. Parveen Grover. Assessment of nutritional status of secondary school students of Ludhiana district: A review. Int J Home Sci 2017;3(1):28-32.