The Efficacy of Consuming a Highly Fortified Groundnut Supplement On the Nutritional Status of School Children in The Ashanti Region

ABSTRACT

Background:

Childhood undernutrition is prevalent worldwide especially in developing countries. It is associated with impaired physical growth and poor cognitive function among school children. Aim: To quantify the effect of consuming fortified groundnut based snack for four months on the nutritional status and academic performance of children (6-17years) enrolled on the GSFP in the Ashanti region. Design and methods: This was a quasi-experimental design that involved experimental (254 participants) and control groups (220 participants). Each participant in the experimental group received a sachet of the multiple fortified groundnut snack 5 days/week for 4 months except school holidays and weekends whilst the control group did not receive any treatment. Background characteristics, dietary intakes, anthropometric and haemoglobin indices were measured at baseline for all participants before feeding began. At months 2 and 4, data were collected again except those on background characteristics. Changes in the indices assessed from baseline to month 4 within and between the two study groups were analysed using paired and independent T test respectively. Results: The mean change in heights was significantly higher among participants in the intervention group than those in the control (2.11±0.87 vs 1.82±0.92: p


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APA

KOMEY, A (2022). The Efficacy of Consuming a Highly Fortified Groundnut Supplement On the Nutritional Status of School Children in The Ashanti Region. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-efficacy-of-consuming-a-highly-fortified-groundnut-supplement-on-the-nutritional-status-of-school-children-in-the-ashanti-region

MLA 8th

KOMEY, AGNES "The Efficacy of Consuming a Highly Fortified Groundnut Supplement On the Nutritional Status of School Children in The Ashanti Region" Afribary. Afribary, 17 Jun. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/the-efficacy-of-consuming-a-highly-fortified-groundnut-supplement-on-the-nutritional-status-of-school-children-in-the-ashanti-region. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

KOMEY, AGNES . "The Efficacy of Consuming a Highly Fortified Groundnut Supplement On the Nutritional Status of School Children in The Ashanti Region". Afribary, Afribary, 17 Jun. 2022. Web. 21 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/the-efficacy-of-consuming-a-highly-fortified-groundnut-supplement-on-the-nutritional-status-of-school-children-in-the-ashanti-region >.

Chicago

KOMEY, AGNES . "The Efficacy of Consuming a Highly Fortified Groundnut Supplement On the Nutritional Status of School Children in The Ashanti Region" Afribary (2022). Accessed July 21, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/the-efficacy-of-consuming-a-highly-fortified-groundnut-supplement-on-the-nutritional-status-of-school-children-in-the-ashanti-region