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Children stunted at school-age are likely to have been exposed to poor nutrition since early childhood and the degree of stunting tends to increase throughout the school-age years. However, children can exhibit catch up growth if their environment improves. Generally malnutrition and stunted growth appears among school going children, for this purpose the topic were selected. The objective of the present study is to assess the nutritional status of school going children. The group comprised of 100(boys) school going children were taken and the sample were selected from Govt. school, kakani, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India. Anthropometric data on height and weight of boys were measured and Body mass index (BMI; kg/m2) was used to evaluate the nutritional status of the subjects. Nutrient intakes were calculated under dietary assessment. The study indicates that there were lower consumption in several macro and micro nutrients intake compared to Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) of India, which may be reflected on their nutritional status.

School going children
BMI and Nutrient intakes
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