RESOURCES FOR RESEARCH FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Research on MalNutrition among Government School Children in India
1. There is a higher incidence of overweight children at 6.85% in Private Schools. There is a marked prevalence of underweight children at 44% in the Government schools in a cross sectional study of the nutritional status among 350 school children of ages 10 to 16 years as per research.
2. The overall prevalence of underweight, overweight and obesity among primary school children of Mysore city was 385 (24.5%), 132 (8.4%), and 65 (4.1%), respectively. No obese child was found in government school, whereas underweight prevalence was more in government school (32.5%) when compared with private school (18.2%). The overweight prevalence was more in private school (14.9%) than government school (0.2%) as per research.
3. Consumption of school meals can have short term impacts on students’ effort through alleviation of hunger and higher attention in the classroom there by improving learning outcomes.
4. Poor health and nutrition during childhood affects educational access, social participation, income and academic achievement of a person throughout his life. School-based health and nutrition programs are providing a cost-effective and low-cost solutions to dealing with long term well-being of the population.
Research on Fitness
10th Annual Health Survey of Private Schools from Sportz Village
1. Across all regions, more than two-thirds of the children don’t have healthy BMI
2. Children with more than 2 PE classes per week have better aerobic capacity.
10th Annual Health Survey of Public Schools from Sportz Village
1. 39% of Government school children are underweight compared to 15% in Private schools.
2. 35% of Government school children have healthy BMI compared to 47% from private schools.
Research on Habit Formation
9. Parent Involvement Leads to Children’s success
What’s the most accurate predictor of Academic Achievement? It’s not socioeconomic status, nor how prestigious the school is that a child attends. The best predictor of student success is the extent to which families encourage learning at home and involve themselves in their child’s education.