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American Journal of Food Science and Technology. 2020, 8(2), 70-74
DOI: 10.12691/ajfst-8-2-5
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Study on Dietary Pattern and Nutritional Status of School Going Children in Navaron, Jashore, Bangladesh

Animesh Sarkar1, , Yasir Arafat1, Mahabub Alam1 and Jayanto Kumar Sarkar2

1Department of Food Engineering and Tea Technology, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet 3114, Bangladesh

2Department of Environmental Science and Technology, Saitama University, 255 Shimo-okubo, Sakura-ku, Saitama 338-8570, Japan

Pub. Date: April 09, 2020

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Animesh Sarkar, Yasir Arafat, Mahabub Alam and Jayanto Kumar Sarkar. Study on Dietary Pattern and Nutritional Status of School Going Children in Navaron, Jashore, Bangladesh. American Journal of Food Science and Technology. 2020; 8(2):70-74. doi: 10.12691/ajfst-8-2-5


This study estimated nutritional status and dietary intake levels as well as relevant knowledge about the School Children of Navaron, Jashore, Bangladesh using questionnaire survey data. In terms of physical and mental development, nutritional status directly affects the growth of children. In urban slums, underprivileged children fall behind the minimum amount of food and nutrition that is likely to lead to their poor development. This research is a cross-sectional analysis of 80 school-going children who are village residents in various parts of Navaron, Jashore. A stratified random cluster sampling has been used in 5 schools to select 53 boys and 27 girls aged 10-18. Information was obtained from the students being questioned directly. Among the children surveyed, we found that the majority of fathers of the respondents were farmers (33.75 %) and their monthly income was around 10,000 T.K. The child received three meals per day in 90 percent of the cases, albeit inadequately. It was found that 56.25 % of the respondent drink water from deep tube well and 42.50 % from Tube well, 66.25 % take nutritional supplements and their type of supplement is vitamins/minerals (61.25 %), about 31.25% kids take fast foods few days a week and most of the children do not participate in physical activity, of about 81.25 %. We found kids from low-income and less-educated families had a dietary pattern which is poor in terms of balanced diet. These urban slum school children's diets were inadequate for macronutrients and micronutrients, which poses a threat to significant nutritional and health consequences. It is important to emphasize the need to develop healthy food supply and habits.

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