A Kap Study on the Dietary Habit and Health Status of Female Students (7-12 Years) in Private Schools of Kolkata, West Bengal

Authors : Dr. Uttiya Jana; Upasana Ghosh

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 8 - August

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8283000

Introduction: Malnutrition is prevalent in India especially the diseases of over nutrition causing overweight and obesity has gained a remarkable stand. Childhood obesity represents a serious public health problem affecting the reproductive system in adulthood. Objectives: The present cross sectional study was carried out in the secondary schools of Kolkata, West Bengal, to assess the food choice and eating practice of female school children and determine its impact on health in terms of being overweight and obesity.Result & Discussion: The study population was 250 school children.The BMI percentile was calculated to assess the health status.Conclusion: The correlation coefficient shows negative relation between knowledge and attitude with the eating practices, which is the major determinant for the high prevalence of overweight and obesity among children.

Keywords : Dietary Practices, Female school children, Overweight, Obesity, Lifestyle Disorders, Kolkata


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