School Health And Nutrition Literature Review

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CHAPTER TWO LITERATURE REVIEW 2.1 Introduction This chapter will provide a general orientation of the study, including the main problem statement. To understand the evaluation of school health and nutrition programmes on improving education in primary schools, an overview of the existing studies on the school health and nutrition programmes are necessary. This chapter reflects on the historical background of the school health and nutrition programmes and the rationale behind it. Programmes of School Health and Nutrition in Practices will be revealed. It also reflects on the different phases that the programmes has undergone till present and how it has been operationally institutionalized. It also explores relevant literature on the relationship…show more content…
This limited goal soon broadened to address the quality of the education that a child received at school and the factors that ensured the child was able to stay in school long enough to learn enough. These additional objectives have expanded the goal of EFA, so that it now aims to ensure that every child has the opportunity to complete an education of good quality, although definitions of quality and completeness remain under discussion (Bundy,…show more content…
This service became dormant in late 80s. Under the Health Sector Reforms Program, it was perceived that there is a dire need of Health and Nutrition Program for the school children studying in rural areas. This program can contribute to improve health, nutrition, learning performance, increased school enrolment, attendance, and better hygiene practices in the community and to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for health, education and child protection. Hygiene education appears in the commitments of governments as well as international agencies and are relevant to international charters like the: the Millennium Development Goals, the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation, convention on the Rights of the Child and the Dakar Framework for Action-Education for All. Keeping in view the importance of the intervention, Punjab Health Sector Reform Project in partnership with UNICEF and other development partners initiated school health program in 2009. School Health and Nutrition Supervisors with masters’ qualification were recruited in 33 districts (Directorate General of Health services 2015). The global and national initiatives to achieve universal access to basic education, meaning that more children now have the opportunity to go to school and can be reached through the school system than ever before, school health programmes were initiated to ensure that children are healthy and

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