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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:6, June, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(6): 566-574

Nutritional Status of School Going Children (7-9 years) on the Basis of Food Habit in Rural area of Kanpur Dehat District (Uttar Pradesh)
Anoop Kumar1* and Pinki Khanna2
1Department of Food and Nutrition, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University of Social Sciences, Dr. Ambedkar Nagar Mhow Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
2Department of Home science and Hospitality Management, PSSCIVE, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
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School age period is a critical period of growth and development. In this period the activities, diet and nutrition of children influence their physical and cognitive development. The present study aimed to assess the nutritional status of school going children of 7-9 years old children on the basis of their food habits. The study was conducted among the government primary schools of rural areas of Kanpur Dehat, Uttar Pradesh. The data was collected by the pre-design oral questionnaires. The dietary assessment was done which include 24 hour recall method and their food habits. The data was analyzed with appropriate statistics. Results of the study found that majority of children were belonged from the lower economic group and SC category. The majority of students were found non-vegetarian. The diets of the school age children were found low in functional foods like green leafy vegetables, fruits, milk and protein foods. Their diet was found mostly dependent cereals and pulses. They were found dependent on the Mid-Day Meal for school lunch and the habit of skipping meals was found common among the studied population of 7-9 years of age. Their socioeconomic status was found related with their diet quality.

Keywords: Nutritional assessment,Dietary intake, School going children, Food habits, Food intake

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Anoop Kumar and Pinki Khanna. 2021. Nutritional Status of School Going Children (7-9 years) on the Basis of Food Habit in Rural area of Kanpur Dehat District (Uttar Pradesh).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(6): 566-574. doi:
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