BEST CHILD HEALTH AND NUTRITION PROBLEMS IN BARANGAY GABON, CALASIAO PANGASINAN.
BEST CHILD HEALTH AND NUTRITION PROBLEMS IN BARANGAY GABON, CALASIAO PANGASINAN
This study was focused on the best child health nutrition practices in Gabon Calasiao Central School. The respondents are the 42 mothers of pupils of Tayug central School. This study made used if questionnaires to gather the necessary data needed. This study was conducted within the vicinity of Gabon Calasiao Central School, Calasiao, Pangasinan. Researchers utilized a random sampling method to treat the data gathered.
The common health nutrition problems of children in Gabon Calasiao Central Elementary School are protein deficiency, iron deficiency, iodine deficiency, calcium deficiency, and vitamin deficiency.
The degree of seriousness of Heath and Nutrition Problem in Gabon Calasiao Elementary School Is very much serious , it reveals that protein deficiency is the most common and wide spread of malnutrition with weighted mean of 4.67.
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Based on the data gathered and presented, the research gave the significance findings the Best Child Heath and Nutrition Practice in Gabon Calasiao School is “much Practice”. Average weighted mean of 4.57 revealed that the respondent health and nutrition practices they identified were much practice.
In giving multivitamin, avoiding junk foods, and bringing their children to doctor for check-up were much practice by the respondent with an average weighted mean of 4.51 revealed that the practices were much practice
Based on the findings of the study researchers conclude that the common heath and nutrition problem of children in Gabon Calasiao Central School are protein deficiency, iron deficiency, iodine deficiency, calcium deficiency, and vitamin deficiency. The degree of serious of Heath and Nutrition Problem in Gabon Calasiao Central School is very much serious. The Best Child Heath and Nutrition Practice in Gabon Calasiao Central School is “Much Practiced”. The giving of multivitamin, avoiding junk food, and bringing their children to doctor for check-up were much practice by the respondent that the practices were much practice and the extent of health and nutrition practices of child health and nutrition in Gabon Calasiao Central School reveals that health and nutrition practiced were much practiced.
Therefore, the researchers recommend that the teachers should include in their seminars and programs about heath and nutrition practice of their pupils. Nursing students who go for community expose should coordinate with barangay officials to conduct activities for awareness of the families regarding the emphasis on heath and nutrition practices of children. Teachers in elementary should allot time to have lectures on health and nutrition practices of their pupils and during homeroom meetings, topics of heath and nutrition practices should be tackled. In this way, it will encourage the pupils to practice the measures to improve their heath and nutrition practices.
For the Department of Education to enforce and strengthen health`information campaigns regarding health and nutrition practices to promote health and prevention of diseases. For nursing students to disseminate all- important information regarding the health and nutrition practices of children For mothers to give well balance diet vitamin supplement to their children.