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Title: Parental Practice and Food Preference of Parents and School Children in Ilorin LGA of Kwara State.
Authors: Oyerinde, O. O.
Owojaiye, Sunday Oni
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Ilorin Journal of Health Physical Education and Recreation ( IJOHPER)
Series/Report no.: Vol. 4;Pp 1-6
Abstract: This paper focused on parental practices and food preferences of parents and children in Ilorin Local Government Area of Kwara Slate. Two hundred (200) senior secondary school 2 student served as the sampled population. They were drawn from ten (10) secondary schools in Ilorin West Local Government Area of Kwara State to participate in the study of parental practices and food preference of parents and school children. A structured questionnaire was used The descriptive survey report was adopted for the study. All the students answered the questions raised Percentages and frequency count were used to analyze the data collected. The result of the study show that: (1) 58% of the students preferred to eat carbohydrate foods always because that is the food class that is mostly available in their area and affordable to parents. (2) 54.5% of them do not take proteins because of erroneous believe of parents that consumption of proteins would make them to be fat and to steal Based on the findings, the following recommendation!; were made: (1) nutritional education on balanced diet should be intensified by teachers (2) parents should be thoroughly sensitised and educated on the need to give prolcinous foods to their wards constantly O) Schools should intensify and continue with organised mid-day meal programmes to argument the supply of balanced diet to the students.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1024
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