Incidence of Malnutrition among Selected Preschool Children


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  • Sri Avinashilingam Home Science College for Women, Coimbatore, India

Abstract

Nutrition of the preschool child is of paramount importance, since the foundation for life time health, strength and intellectual vitality is laid during that period. In developing countries, particularly where the population is high, hunger and malnutrition are widespread among the preshool age children. McNamara has warned that hunger and malnutrition sap energy, stunt bodies and slow minds. Gopalan and Devadas point out that the total cost of treating malnutrition is much higher than its prevention.

Subject Discipline

Alternative Medicine

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