Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)
Effect of mother’s education on school going children: A scenario of rural Haryana
Author(s): Princy Katyal, Dr. Pinky Boora
Abstract: The school age period is nutritionally significant because this is the prime time to build up body stores of nutrients in preparation for rapid growth of adolescence. Nutrition plays a vital role as inadequate nutrition during childhood may lead to malnutrition. The development of child’s eating habit is strongly influenced by the family, particularly by the parents. As children are born without innate ability to choose a nutritious diet, they learn their food habits through experience and education. The role of mother has been considered very important in making children to consume the right amount of food of good quality at the right time. The present study was conducted in Rohtak district, Haryana to assess the nutritional status of 7-9 years school going children. A total of 200 school going children were selected randomly from four different schools in the study area and find out the socio-economic status and effect of mother’s education on mean food intake of school going children.