ASSESS THE PHYSICAL GROWTH AND NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF SCHOOL GOING CHILDREN

Mercy Jain

Abstract


Physical growth of children is widely recognized as one of the most sensitive and reliable indicator of health and nutritional status in the human population. Childhood and adolescence are stages of great interest in the study of diet and assessment of nutrition, because it is a period during which the dietary habits of the future adult are consolidated. One of the major health problems in many developing countries is malnutrition (under nutrition and over nutrition) which creates a lasting effect on the growth, development, and physical fitness of a person. Non experimental method was considered. Observational method is used. A sample size of 100 of 4th to 7th standard students of 9-12yrs of age was selected and observational profile was developed by investigator for data collection. Finding of the study indicates that most of the children are suffering from mild nutritional deficiencies and physical growth is not up to that standard

Keywords


Physical Growth, Nutritional Status, Assess, School going children

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