Research Papers/Topics in Home Economics Education

Peace Education Curriculum For Integration Into Senior Secondary Schools Home Management Program in Rivers State

ABSTRACT The main aim of this study was to develop a Peace Education curriculum for integration into senior secondary school Home Management programme in Rivers State. Specifically, the study sought to: determine objectives of Peace Education curriculum for integration into senior secondary school Home Management programme, determine content for Peace Education selected for Peace Education, find out methods for teaching Peace Education, determine instructional materials for teaching the ...

NUTRITIONAL QUALITY AND SAFETY OF MEALS SERVED UNDER GHANA SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAMME IN WA AND CAPE COAST MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS.

ABSTRACT This research was designed to evaluate nutritional quality of meals served under the Ghana School Feeding programme in Wa and Cape Coast schools. It also investigated the safety aspect of the meals. A cross-sectional and descriptive survey research designs were used in the study. A purposive and simple random sampling techniques were employed in selecting 720 respondents for the study, comprising 600 pupils, 60 teachers and 60 kitchen staff. Information was obtained using quest...

NUTRITIONAL QUALITY AND SAFETY OF MEALS SERVED UNDER GHANA SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAMME IN WA AND CAPE COAST MUNICIPAL SCHOOLS

ABSTRACT This research was designed to evaluate nutritional quality of meals served under the Ghana School Feeding programme in Wa and Cape Coast schools. It also investigated the safety aspect of the meals. A cross-sectional and descriptive survey research designs were used in the study. A purposive and simple random sampling techniques were employed in selecting 720 respondents for the study, comprising 600 pupils, 60 teachers and 60 kitchen staff. Information was obtained using quest...

FOOD HANDLING PRACTICES OF INFORMAL FOOD VENDORS AND CONSUMER PERCEPTIONS IN KOFORIDUA.

ABSTRACT The study investigated the food handling practices of the street food vendors in Koforidua and how their practices affect the safety of the food before consumption, and consumers knowledge of food-borne diseases. The study was a descriptive survey and a sample of one hundred and fifty respondents made up of fifty food vendors and one hundred consumers were purposively and conveniently sampled respectively for the study. The data gathered was analyzed using SPSS Version 17 and c...

INVESTIGATING THE NUTRITIONAL QUALITY OF THE DIET OF THE ELDERLY IN JASIKAN DISTRICT

ABSTRACT The nutritional needs of elderly people in society appears to be ignored or not sufficiently prioritized. This study was conducted in Jasikan community. It investigated the diet quality of the elderly. The research methods used for the study were survey, and observation. The study employed the cross-sectional design. Ninetyeight (98) elderly people were sampled via multistage sampling technique for the study. Questionnaire with Crobanch’s alpha 0.775, and observation checklist...

THE PREVALENCE OF DIET RELATED HEALTH PROBLEMS AMONG THE ELDERLY IN BIRIM CENTRAL MUNICIPALITY

ABSTRACT The basic needs of elderly people in society appears to be ignored or not sufficiently prioritized, Particularly, the elderly are not given adequate care in line with their nutritional needs due to food insecurity. This study was conducted in Birim Central Municipality. To investigate a prevalence of diet related health problems of the elderly, and the socio-economic determinants of these problems. The research methods used for the study were survey, and observation. The study e...

Food Handling Practices of Informal Food Vendors and Consumer Perceptions in Koforidua

ABSTRACT The study investigated the food handling practices of the street food vendors in Koforidua and how their practices affect the safety of the food before consumption, and consumers knowledge of food-borne diseases. The study was a descriptive survey and a sample of one hundred and fifty respondents made up of fifty food vendors and one hundred consumers were purposively and conveniently sampled respectively for the study. The data gathered was analyzed using SPSS Version 17 and c...

SEMESTER-OUT INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT PROGRAMME: FEEDBACK FROM TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA FASHION STUDENTS IN GHANA

ABSTRACT The main goal of this study was to seek feedback from Technical University HND Fashion Students in identifying challenging issues with the S-O IA programme and to help confirm and document concerns of fashion students about the S-O I A programme in particular. The study adopted a crosssectional descriptive survey research design with a mixed method approach and used a semi-structured validated questionnaire for data collection. Purposive, simple random and convenient sam...

Nutritional Status of the Elderly and the Challenges of Their Caregivers in Dambai

ABSTRACT  The study sought to investigate into the nutritional status of the elderly, the nutritional challenges they faced, the challenges of the caregivers and the relationship between the challenges of the caregivers and the nutritional status of the elderly in Dambai. The study was based on the needs and family theory. Using survey design, data were collected from a hundred elderly with functional limitations and a hundred caregivers.  Multiple methods of data collection were adopted fo...

INFANT AND YOUNG CHILD FEEDING PRACTICES ADOPTED BY MOTHERS AT DADEASE AND EFFIDUASE

ABSTRACT Optimal feeding during infancy and early childhood is fundamental to the makeup of a child’s full human potential. This study aimed at infant and young child feeding practices of mothers and the effect on nutritional status of their children at Dadease and Effiduase in the Sekyere-Kumawu and Sekyere-East Districts respectively. A cross sectional design was used for the study using a sample size of 122 mothers and their young children within the age range of 0-24 months old. Mu...

Incidence of Overweight and Obesity Among Primary School Children in Bomso and Weweso Circuits in Kumasi Metropolis

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to investigate the incidences of overweight and obesity among primary school children in Bomso and Weweso circuits within Kumasi Metropolis, based on their lifestyle and the dietary factors. The BMI was used to assess the incidence of overweight and obesity and then finally the parental educational influences on the BMI of the primary school children were also determined. The study adopted the descriptive survey design that employed both qualit...

Determining the Glycaemic Load of Varieties of Fufu in Ghana

ABSTRACT Knowledge about the glycaemic load of a food is very important in minimizing the prevalence of diabetes and other Non-Communicable Diseases. This study seeks to determine the glycaemic load of varieties of fufu that are often eaten in Ghana. The study was a crossover experimental study which used 10 healthy participants, who were given 50 g of pure glucose and subsequently served with a measured amount of test foods; cassava – plantain fufu, cassava – cocoyam fufu and cass...

SELECTION, USE AND CARE OF UNDERGARMENTS AMONG STUDENTS IN KWANYAKO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

ABSTRACT The study was conducted at Kwanyako Senior High School. The descriptive survey design was employed to investigate how students in the school’s boarding house select, use and care for their undergarments. Multistage sampling technique was used to select 176 respondents, comprising 115 females and 61 males for the study. Research objectives for the study were: to identify the types of undergarments used by students, examine factors they considered in their selection, evaluate th...

NUTRITION AND THE HEALTH STATUS OF THE ELDERLY IN ATEITU AND WINNEBA ZONGO COMMUNITIES IN THE EFFUTU MUNICIPALITY

ABSTRACT The study sought to examine the nutritional practices and the health of the elderly in Ateitu and Winneba Zongo Communities in the Effutu Municipality. A sample of 100 elderly persons was selected for the study using the snowball sampling technique. Questionnaire, focus group discussion and observations were the instruments used in data collection. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) for windows, version 16 was used in the data analysis. Responses from responde...


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