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Ugochukwu EF

Prof, Department of Pediatrics, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Nigeria


  • Original Article   
    Nutritional Contents of Lunch Packs of Primary School Children in Nnewi, Nigeria
    Author(s): Ugochukwu EF*, Onubogu CU, Edokwe ES and Okeke KN

    Background: Lunch packs play a significant role in the nutritional status and academic performance of school children. Available data show a high prevalence of malnutrition among school‑age children. Aims: The aim of this study is to document the nutritional contents of lunch packs of primary school children in Nnewi, Anambra state, Nigeria. Subjects and Methods: A cross‑sectional study was conducted among 1018 primary 1‑6 pupils selected by stratified systematic random sampling from six primary schools, two each of private, – mission, – and government (public) – owned schools in Nnewi metropolis with the aid of the semi‑structured questionnaire. Lunch packs of the pupils were examined. Results: Majority of the pupils (77.8% [792/1018]) had lunch packs although about half of pupils in public schools.. Read More»

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