International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Home Science | India | Volume 5 Issue 4, April 2016 | Rating: 6.6 / 10


Nutritional Status of Pre School Children

Mehnaz Sheikh [3] | Tehmeem Taseen


Abstract: This study is done in order to reflect the health and nutritional status of Pre-School children of age group 2-5 years that were enrolled in various preparatory schools of Rajbagh area of Srinagar city. The survey was carried out in some selected preparatory schools. A sample of 150 children was taken by using random sampling. The information / data was collected from parents by using interview cum questionnaire method. The components of the nutritional assessment were Anthropometric measurements and clinical assessment. From the study it was found that, children / given sample, get less calories than their recommended RDA. Protein intake of pre-school children / sample is more than their RDA, Fat intake of 2-3 year children is more than their RDA. Children of age group 2-3, 3-4 years get less calcium than their RDA, while 4-5 years children get more calcium than their RDA. Iron intake of children / selected sample is less than their RDA.


Keywords: Nutritonal status, weight, height, anthropometric study, dietary assessment


Edition: Volume 5 Issue 4, April 2016,


Pages: 975 - 979


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