Efficacy of nutrition education intervention in food basket programme

Voon, Siok Hui (2010) Efficacy of nutrition education intervention in food basket programme. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)


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The present study evaluated the efficacy of nutrition education intervention in improving the nutritional status of food basket children at Penampang, Sabah. Food basket children and parents recruited from six government health facilities were divided into intervention (n=13) and control groups (n=9) based on their geographical location. Anthropometric measurements were conducted at baseline, each month of follow up and post-intervention. Dietary intakes data were gathered at baseline and post-intervention using triple 24-hour diet recall and FFQ. Intervention programmes were implemented in intervention group for four months. At post-intervention, there were significant increase in mean weight-for-age (p=0.005) and mean height-for-age (p=0.033) within intervention group. Significant increase in mean BMI-for-age was not observed in both group, but slightly better and stable in intervention group. Significant increase in the intake of energy (p=0.003), fat (p=0.031), carbohydrate (p=0.00S), phosphorus (p=0.02S) and iron (p=0.011) were observed within intervention group at post-intervention. Percentage of children who met RNI for energy only increased in intervention group. Increment in the percentage of children who achieved macronutrients and micronutrients requirement was observed in both groups. Analysis on the energy and nutrients intakes by good reporters alone reported that control group ate significantly less energy than the intervention group (p=O.047) at post intervention. Longer intervention period might be needed to observe more significant improvement especially in dietary intake of the subjects. This study concluded that nutrition intervention was effective in improving nutritional status of subjects and active intervention with follow up should be considered as part of intervention protocol for malnourished children by the authorities.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: Food, Nutrition education intervention, Food basket children programme
Subjects: T Technology > TX Home economics > Nutrition. Foods and food supply
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Food Science and Nutrition
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email storage.bpmlib@ums.edu.my
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2012 09:10
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2017 03:59
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/4176

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