A Comparative Study of Nutritional Status in Government vs. Private School Children
Prakash PS*, Kiranmayi Y and Parvathi R
Department of Physiology, Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Praveena Surya Prakash
Department of Physiology, Andhra Medical College
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
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Received date: April 25, 2016; Accepted date: October 06, 2016; Published date: October 20, 2016
Citation: Mbamalu ON, Antunes E, Silosini N, Samsodien H, Syce J (2016) HPLC Determination of Selected Flavonoid Glycosides and their Corresponding Aglycones in Sutherlandia frutescens Materials. Med Aromat Plants 5:246. doi:10.4172/2167-0412.1000246
Copyright: © 2016 Mbamalu ON, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Malnutrition is a serious problem among children in Developing Countries. In India; Mid-Day meal program is in place to combat malnutrition in Government schools. This is a cross sectional study of the nutritional status among 350 school children of ages 10 to 16 years. It includes children of a private school and a government school. The weight and height of each child was taken and the BMI was calculated. There is no incidence of overweight and moreover there was under weight of 44% in government school. In private school there is incidence of 6.8% of overweight and there is no incidence of underweight. The mid-day meal scheme of 700 Kcal in government school is slightly insufficient to cater to the caloric requirement of the children.