Physical Growth, Health and Nutritional Status of the Ashram School Tribal Children in Northern Orissa


  • Regional Medical Research Centre (ICMR), Division of Human Genetics, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India


The nature of physical growth and development of children depends primarily upon the genetic endowments, nutritional status, psycho-social environment and surrounding physical environmental conditions. Good nutrition is an indispensable component of healthy life. It is a determinant of healthy growth of mind and body. It plays a vital role in the physical, mental and emotional development of a child. School going children are the most important segment of the society which is vulnerable to retardation in growth as a result of malnutrition and undernutrition. The problems get compounded due to ignorance and poverty of the parents. When the children grow rapidly, they need the best food and care.

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Health Care and Hospital Management

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