Dissemination of Nutrition Information through Parent Teacher Associations in Two Different Primary Schools


Affiliations

  • Sri Avinashilingam Home Science College, Coimbatore, India

Abstract

Malnutrition coupled with insufficient knowledge about food values, high birth rate, poor economic conditions and inadequate sanitary environment has victimised millions of our populations. The cause of malnutrition is not only economic poverty, but also poverty in knowledge of nutritional needs of the child. Nutrition education of the families is a crucial need to bring about nutritional improvement. A majority of the young children in India grow in environments which hamper their development. Their tradition bound parents are led by the socio religious norms of behaviours and practices, in the case of their children. They, particularly the mothers need education in health, nutrition and child care. This study is an attempt at imparting such education, through the Parent Teacher Associations in two primary schools.

Subject Discipline

Alternative Medicine

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