Association Between Dietary Intake, Physical Health, And Academic Achievements Of Pre-Primary Level Students

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  • Farzana Iqbal
  • Muhammad Arshad Dahar
  • Asma Ahmed
  • Rehana Badar
  • Beenish Khurshid
  • Aiza Ashfaq
  • Afaq Akram
  • Riffat Fatima

Abstract

Quality of diet and physical fitness of students relate to their learning out comes at pre-primary level. So, in current study data was collected by survey analysis by circulating questionnaires in educational institutes of adjacent cities and peripheries of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Learning potency, agility, patience, stamina, modes of self-expression, and IQ level have been correlated with quality and quantity of diet, along with balanced and imbalanced nutritional impacts of diet. Statistically analyzed results proved that academically best students have BMI of 14 Kg/m2, head circumference of 19-20 inches and least health issues while unhealthy toddlers can grasp more knowledge by consuming vitamin and protein enriched meals. Moreover, maximum lipids and minerals in diet enhance academic achievements and students who feel glad and confident to attend lectures, performed better academically as compared to timid one. Lipid enriched food, followed by vitamin comprising meal on alternate days can yield better academic performance. Proteinaceous food gives better results while vitamin and mineral enriched food can lead to best academic performance. Maximum lipid intake in breakfast and lunch while minimum at dinner can enhance academic and non-academic achievements. Current work has significant impact for designing a diet plan for a pre-primary level toddlers to strengthen, nurture and nourish their learning skills both academically and non-academically, which ultimately engrave a foundation stone for bright future.

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2024-03-14

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Iqbal, F. ., Dahar, M. A. ., Ahmed, A. ., Badar, R. ., Khurshid, B. ., Ashfaq, A. ., Akram, A. ., & Fatima, R. . (2024). Association Between Dietary Intake, Physical Health, And Academic Achievements Of Pre-Primary Level Students. Migration Letters, 21(S8), 693–702. Retrieved from https://migrationletters.com/index.php/ml/article/view/9384

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