The Project File Details
1.1 Background of the study
1.2 Statement of the study
1.3 Purpose of the study
1.4 Research question
1.5 Significance of the study
1.6 Scope of the study
1.7 Limitations of the study
1.8 Definition of terms
Analysis of data
Summary, recommendations and conclusion
In developing countries, millions of children suffer from poor nutrition. There is now a large and increasing evidence to indicate that poor nutrition affects children’s cognitive motor and behaviour development both pre and post natal. The situation is further complicated in that children who suffer from poor nutrition usually come from poor socio-cultural environment, and suffers from myriad of deprivation and disadvantages that could themselves be detrimental to intellectual and behavioral development. It is upon this fact, that the researcher found it necessary to be involved in such an important part of the child’s development. No one is in doubt that the rate at which children under the ages of fifteen (15) years suffer is of course an issue of national urgency.
As at 2006, poor nutrition continues to be a world wide problems. According to the food and agricultural organization of the United Nations “850 millions people worldwide were undernourished in 1999 to 2005, the most recent years for which figures was available”, and the number of malnourished people has recently been increasing (FAO, 2007). In revaluating the effect of poor nutrition on a child’s development, the researcher traditionally focus on motor and cognitive development. However, it is critical to evaluate social and emotional development as well, because these factors may be equally if to important to an individuals success in life.
The purpose of this research work is to find out the effect of poor nutrition on children less than fifteen (15) years of age in Oredo local government area of Edo State. Over the years the problems of the study therefore come in the form:
The study is aimed at findings out the following:
The following research questions were formulated.
The benefits that could be derived from the outcome of the research work are as follows:
The study is based on the prevailing situation of children under the ages of fifteen years in Oredo local government area of Edo State. The scope is going to cover some selected villages in the locality.
The research work is limited only to selected villages and not the whole state of the country because of:
It also limited the use of questionnaires only to representative villages got from simple random sampling techniques.
Anti-natal nutrition: This is the taking in of necessary food substance to prevent the unborn child from any impairment before and after birth.
Cognitive development: This is the gradual growth of the child’s mental process of understanding.
Development: This means gradual growth, which becomes more advanced stronger and more efficient.
Intellectual development: This means the development of the child’s ability to think in a logical way and understanding.
Malnutrition: This is a poor condition of health caused by a lack of food or lack of the right type of food.
Motor development: This is the gradual growth of the body movement produced by the muscular and control by nerves.
Nutrition: This is the series of process by which the living organism obtain food substance needed to produce energy and materials for their growth, activities and reproduction.
Poor nutrition: This is a situation of having a very small amount of required nutrient.
Post natal nutrition: This is the process of taking nutrient, needed by a new born child for proper development both physically, mentally and emotionally.
Pre-natal: This is the taking of necessary food nutrient, needed by pregnant women for the proper development of the unborn child.