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Bincy Jacob, V Suganya, Bincy Jacob, Revathi, Ramya, Indira S, Naveen Kumar
2017 unpublished
A descriptive study was conducted to assess the nutritional status of under five children. The main aim of the study was to assess the nutritional status of under five children. A sample of 60 mothers was selected for this study by using non probability convenience sampling technique. After obtaining informed consent from the participant, observational checklist was used. Height, weight, mid arm circumference and 24 hours recall was assessed. The result reveals that, majority of under five
more » ... of under five children had normal nutritional status. Introduction Proper nutrition is a powerful good; people who are well nourished are more likely to be healthy, productive and able to learn good nutrition benefits families, their communities and the world as a whole. Nutrition plays a key role in physical, mental and emotional development of children and much emphasis has been given to provide good nutrition to growing populations especially in the formative years of life. Globally more than one third of child deaths are attributable to under nutrition. Under nutrition is by the same logic, devastating. If blunts the intellect, saps the productivity of every one. It touches and perpetuates poverty. As UNICEF in its 2013 reporting in, "improving child nutrition. The achievable imperative for global progress". The scope of under nutrition goes beyond the crises we in the headline stunting affects 165 million children under five years old one out of every four. The malnutrition arises from a complex of nutritional social and biological deprivation and is manifested in various forms such as shunting under weight, wasting growth retardation, demised subcutaneous fat and ill health with high mortality rate. Malnutrition does not offen in exert equal impact on all population groups. The causes of malnutrition are multidimensional and include both food and noon food factors such as low income, uneven house hold food distribution, poor sanitation, infection, inadequate food production, marketing and preservation as well poor knowledge of nutrition. In 2012, an estimated 25% of children under five year of age were stunted globally, or 162 million children, which represents a 37% decrease from an estimated 257 million in 1990. However, a new lancet article an nutrition from 6 June 2013 shows that progress is not fast enough, so what is needed now is strong, global commitment and leadership to accelerate effort. Worldwide obesity has nearly doubled since 2011. In more than 1.4 billion adults 20 and older, were overweight, 200 million men and nearly 300 million women were obese 35% of adults aged 20 and over were weight in 2011, and 11% were obese 65% of the world population live in countries where over weight and obesity kills more people than underweight more than 40 million children under age of 5 were overweight. In 2012 obesity is preventable.