International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nutrition Science | India | Volume 8 Issue 5, May 2019


Assessment of Nutritional Status and its Impact on the Academic Performance and Psychological Behaviour in School Going Children (10-12 Years)

Syeda Sobia Shakeel | Dr. A V Vasundhara


Abstract: The relationship between nutrition, health, learning and behavior is undeniably strong. Child health and nutrition are strongly associated with educational achievement. The aim of the study was to assess the nutritional status and its impact on the academic performance and psychological behavior in school going children (10-12 years). The data of 100 children from schools of Hyderabad was collected through questionnaires that included general information, anthropometric measurements, nutritional habits, academic performance, classroom behavior and home behavior. The study revealed that 34 % of the total sample was underweight, 33 % was normal weight and 33 % were overweight. There was significant difference between mean intake and RDA of nutrients (p


Keywords: Nutrition, BMI, Academic Performance, Home Behavior, Classroom Behavior


Edition: Volume 8 Issue 5, May 2019,


Pages: 1406 - 1409


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