Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003382
Title: Knowledge and awareness of food and nutrition in school children
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Nutritional needs changes throughout an individual’s life, depending on the genetics rate of the growth, daily activity, and other factors. Nutrition is very important for sustaining human life but is especially important for children because it is directly linked to all aspects of the growth and development, factors which will ultimately have direct effects on their level of health as adults. The main aim of this study is to create knowledge and awareness of food and nutrition in school children. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional questionnaire-based study was conducted among school children in Namakkal district. The questionnaire mainly consists of nutritional requirements, proteins rich food, and vegetables consumption. This was distributed about 100 school students. Data were collected and analyzed with statistics. Results: From this, it is concluded that children were not aware of their health and some solutions were been given. Conclusion: Many of the children were aware of the nutritional value of food but they were not ready to take in their foods

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    K. S. Vikaraman, R. Gayatri Devi*, A. Jyothipriya

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    Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: R. Gayatri Devi, Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    K. S. Vikaraman, R. Gayatri Devi*, A. Jyothipriya

    Title:Knowledge and awareness of food and nutrition in school children
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (April)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (986-988)
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    Methodology:Nutritional value, Awareness, Eating habits
    Research Materials: Food and vegetable

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Food and vegetable Nutritional value Awareness Eating habits

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