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Assessment of Dietary Intake and Physical Activity of School Going Children in District Kangra Himachal Pradesh

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.8, No. 2)

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Page : 1129-1131

Keywords : Anthropometry; Demographic Profile; Dietary Intake; Balanced diet and Physical activity;

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The present study was undertaken with the objectives of assessment of dietary intake and physical activity of school going children (13-17 years) in District Kangra Himachal Pradesh. Children were selected from three government and three private schools (13-17 years). The method for data collection was a self-designed questionnaire, which covered parameters like demographic profile, anthropometric measurements, dietary information and physical activity of children belonging to government and private school going children. The present study revealed that private school children showed better anthropometric measurements (18.03 %). Private school children consumed breakfast, skipped less meals, consumed lunch (55.8 %), carried packed lunch, consumed fruit (32.3 %) and salad (35.2 %) every day and got involved in physical activities (46.7 %) in school as compared to government school children (33.7 %). The study showed that protein, energy, calcium and iron consumption was more in private school going children than government school children. The study concluded that private school children showed better dietary pattern, anthropometric measurements, more physically activity.

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