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Assesment of Daily Food Intake of Urban Pre-schoolers

Author(s) Sonu Kumari, Dr. Krishna Duhan
Country India
Abstract The first five years of life are very critical and play a key role in development of a child. As children grow through the first five to seven years of life, development takes place at a rapid rate. Babies begin to learn about the world around them from a very early ageincluding during the prenatal, perinatal and postnatal period. Child’s initial experiences- the bonds they form with their parents and their first learning experiences- deeply affect their future physical, cognitive, emotional and social development. These areas are physical-motor, communication and language, cognitive, social and emotional. These developments influence a child’s self-confidence, empathy, the ability to develop meaningful and lasting friendships and partnerships, and a sense of importance and value to those around him/her. Children’s social and emotional development also influences all other areas of development. The present study was conducted to assess nutritional status of preschool children (3- 6 years). For this study, a total of one hundred urban preschool children in the age group of 3- 6 years i.e. 35 pre-schoolers in age group 3-4 years and 65 pre-schoolers in age group 4+ -6 years were selected randomly from four preschools of Hisar district. Nutritional status of children was assessed using methods of dietary survey and anthropometric measurements (height, weight). Results of mean daily food intake of all the food stuffs showed that pulses, milk and milk products, roots and tubers, green leafy vegetables, other vegetables, fruits, sugar and jaggery, and fats and oils were lower than RDI. Consumption of all the food stuffs except pulses, green leafy vegetables, other vegetables and fat & oils were significantly (P≤0.05) higher in boys than girls.
Keywords Nutritional status, daily food intake, food consumption pattern etc.
Field Sociology > Home Science
Published In Volume 5, Issue 6, November-December 2023
Published On 2023-11-13
Cite This Assesment of Daily Food Intake of Urban Pre-schoolers - Sonu Kumari, Dr. Krishna Duhan - IJFMR Volume 5, Issue 6, November-December 2023. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2023.v05i06.8847
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