Determinants of Nutritional Status of the Children

  • Joys Glory Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Economics, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Tamil Nadu, India
  • S Indradevi Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Tamil Nadu, India & Deputed to D.G.Govt. Arts College (W), Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Children, Underweight, Normal Weight, Overweight, Demographic Characters


Particular importance is given to nutrition in nations with high socioeconomic and sanitary standards. Public health and nutrition issues stem from issues with safe drinking water, ecological sanitation, poverty, and low literacy. Undernourishment among women is a concerning issue, especially for the destitute and impoverished. A woman’s ability to make decisions may also be influenced by her role in the family, her educational background, and her job situation. A woman who is able to make her own decisions will be able to provide her child with the best food possible and realise her full potential during times of health constraints. Decisions regarding a range of issues, including personal health, child health, mobility, and daily household issues, will collectively impact her children health. The nutritional status of mothers and their offspring was shown to be highly correlated with demographic parameters such as their background, whereas the age of the children was found to be significantly correlated with nutritional status. Long-term improvements can be brought about by the use of nutritional monitoring of students as part of the school health programme, school environment enhancements, increased purchasing power, and the provision of cheap food, particularly for the less fortunate.

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Glory, J., & Indradevi, S. (2023). Determinants of Nutritional Status of the Children. Shanlax International Journal of Economics, 12(1), 78-84.