Nutritional Status of School Age Children in Private Elementary Schools: Basis for a Proposed Meal Management PlanJournal: International Journal of Advanced engineering, Management and Science (Vol.5, No. 8)
Publication Date: 2019-08-10
Authors : Ralph Christopher M. Ramos Aileen Y. Vigilia Kelvin Julius A. Nueda;
Page : 527-531
Keywords : Anthropometrics; Nutritional Status; School Age Children.;
Department of Education (DepEd) organizes nutritional programs to improve the health status of children in public schools. Likewise, the researcher believes that health awareness must be raised in private schools as well. This study aimed to affect the community to be aware and more knowledgeable about nutrition. Specifically, this study focused on the nutritional status of school age children in private elementary schools in Santa Rosa, Nueva Ecija. It sought to determine the profile of the learners, anthropometrics, clinical data and the knowledge of the learners as to dietary and the significant relationship between the profile of the learners and the nutritional status of the school aged children. With all the data gathered a meal management program was proposed. The study employed the quantitative description design. The study manifests that majority of the respondents were not yet aware of what they eat. In addition, age, greatly affects the respondent's anthropometrics as to height. More so, age, number of siblings and family income, greatly affect the respondents' anthropometrics as to weight. The researcher adopted the Nutritional Guidelines for Filipino program that was developed by the DOST- FNRI.
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