2021, VOL. 7 ISSUE 1, PART D
Introduction: Malnutrition among children is the biggest problem for India. The period of school age is nutritional important because it is the prime time for bodybuilding. This study considers nutritional disorders in school going children suffering from floods every year so, that measures can be taken to improve their health status.
Objective: To assess the nutritional status of a school going children (6-12 year) in a village of Katuaka Bariaul in Darbhanga district of Bihar.
Methods: 600 children were randomly selected from 300 families from different economic status. A Sample of six groups of 100 school going children each group. Information was collected with the help of a pre-designed and pretested questionnaire, anthropometric and clinical sign and symptoms.
Result: The overall prevalence of vitamin A deficiency was noted in 2.2% of night blindness, 18.0% of conjunctival xerosis, and 9.0% of corneal xerosis. Vitamin B- complex deficiency was noted in 11% of angular stomatitis, 7% of glossitis and Iron deficiency were noted in 49% of anaemia in children
Conclusion: High prevalence of nutritional deficiency among school-going children need skilled based nutrition education, health education and hygiene education.