Malnourishment Among Children in India:Linkages with Cognitive Development and School Participation

Department : Department of School Non-Formal Education
Category : NUEPA Funded Research Study
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Area : Malnourishment Among Children in India:Linkages with Cognitive Development and School Participation
Author Name : Neelam Sood
Description : In education, children’s poor nutrition and health status is rarely recognised as a significant factor for school enrolment, participation and achievement. However, there has been ever growing empirical evidence from global research pointing out that malnourishment among young children influences schooling in several direct and indirect ways. Malnutrition is a wide-spread problem that results from a complex interaction between environmental deprivation and undernutrition. Malnourished children typically experience a range of other environmental difficulties associated with poverty, such as poor housing, poor health-care, weak family and community support systems. There is a need to understand the way child malnutrition and poor health influence access and school participation of children.
Published Date : Oct 25, 2010

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