Nutritional Adequacy, Diversity and Choice Among Primary School Children

Policy and Practice in India

Authors: Seshadri, Shreelata Rao, Ramakrishna, Jyoti

  • Focuses on nutritional outcomes of school-going children, an aspect neglected in the literature
  • Explores the largely unexplored area of cultural and social factors influencing dietary choice
  • Provides pragmatic recommendations to strengthen government interventions
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This book highlights the reality of malnutrition among school-age children in India and relates it with dietary adequacy, diversity and choice. Using empirical data from field research conducted in Karnataka, India, it documents the nutritional status of school-going children, and examines the socio-economic determinants. It provides insights into changing dietary patterns by analysing case studies from households and schools; and documents the impact of changing dietary choices on the daily nutritional intake of young children. As the issue of nutrition for school-age children is one that is largely neglected in the literature, the book fills an important gap.

The book also investigates the policy framework for addressing the nutritional needs of school-going children, and assesses the available government-sponsored interventions in terms of their efficiency and effectiveness, measured by their impact on the nutritional indices of the target group. It offers concrete recommendations for changing the nutritional intake of school-going children. Navigating through the socio-cultural causes for changing food choice and their impact on children’s nutritional outcomes, this book shows a viable path to addressing malnutrition, taking into account both macro-level policy constraints and the micro-level perspectives of families, schools and communities.

About the authors

Shreelata Rao Seshadri, Ph.D., is a Professor and Head of the Health, Development and Society Group at Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India. 

Jyoti P. Ramakrishna, MD, MPH, is the Division Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Interim Vice Chair Ambulatory Affairs, Department of Pediatrics, at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Boston, USA. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Nutritional Status of School-Going Children: What Do We Know?

    Rao Seshadri, Shreelata (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Measuring Child Malnutrition: A Review of Assessment Methods of the Nutritional Status of School-Going Children in India

    Rao Seshadri, Shreelata (et al.)

    Pages 15-45

  • Malnutrition Among Students in Primary School: A Profile of Government School Students

    Rao Seshadri, Shreelata (et al.)

    Pages 47-62

  • Vulnerability and Childhood Malnutrition: Narratives from Tribal Households

    Rao Seshadri, Shreelata (et al.)

    Pages 63-81

  • How Much Food Is Enough? Food Consumption Among School-Going Children

    Rao Seshadri, Shreelata (et al.)

    Pages 83-123

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Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-3469-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nutritional Adequacy, Diversity and Choice Among Primary School Children
Book Subtitle
Policy and Practice in India
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-3470-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-3470-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-3469-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 170
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 illustrations in colour
Topics