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Assessment of Nutritional Intake of Urban Pre-school Children

Author(s) Sonu Kumari, Dr. Krishna Duhan
Country India
Abstract Early years are important in the child’s life. Growth is the most intense and apparent indicator of physical development in early childhood. Children represent the future, and fortifying their physical, socio-emotional, language and cognitive development ought to be a priority for all societies. The emotional, social and physical development of young children has a direct effect on their overall development. Neurological research shows that the early years play a key role in children‟s brain 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). The mean daily intake of nutrients like energy, protein, fat, calcium and iron were also significantly lower than RDA (ICMR, 2010). Mean daily nutrient intakes by the urban pre-school boys were significantly higher than girls.
Keywords Nutritional status, daily nutrient intake, developmental status
Field Sociology > Home Science
Published In Volume 5, Issue 6, November-December 2023
Published On 2023-11-15
Cite This Assessment of Nutritional Intake of Urban Pre-school Children - Sonu Kumari, Dr. Krishna Duhan - IJFMR Volume 5, Issue 6, November-December 2023. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2023.v05i06.8888
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