Knowledge Intervention on Nutrition among the Primary School Students

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJPH.2013.06.02.Art007

Authors : Irin Hossain, Shazly Bari, Aktaruzzaman M. M.


This quasi experimental study was done among the students of class V of 68 No. Islampur Primary School, Dhamrai, Dhaka to assess & intervene knowledge on nutrition. Purposively 104 students of class V were selected and interviewed with a structured, self-administered questionnaire. Then the respondents were taught with basic nutrition knowledge for 5 days and after completion of teaching, post intervention evaluation was done with same questionnaire. Then the answer scripts were evaluated to understand whether there were any changes in their knowledge on nutrition. As on the analysis it is clearly understood that there is huge difference and increase in percentage before and after the intervention. There was a satisfactory improve of knowledge after giving of intervention on nutrition. The primary objective was to assess the knowledge on nutrition to improve the health of the respondents. On the basis of the findings it may be concluded that the knowledge on nutrition is one of the major health concern, so creating awareness through intervention program on nutrition can reduce the malnutrition problem.

Keywords: Knowledge, nutrition.


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