Poor and Unhygienic Nutrition in Schools of District Lower Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Ghulam Nabi, Tariq Aziz, Muhammad Imtiaz Aqdas, Nasrullah Khan, Aziz ur Rahman, Dr. Saima, Noor Ul Hassan

Abstract


Proper qualitative and quantitative nutrition is very crucial for both physical and mental development of children. School going children need special attention with respect to their nutrition need as, poor and unhygienic nutrition not only have serious effects on physical and mental growth, but also compromises cognitive behavior. Some developed countries have formulated special lunch food programs for school children and is under strict control. However, in developing countries there is no such policy. This review article focuses on the food items mostly served and their possible consequences in the schools of Pakistan especially in district Lower Dir.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jbls.v7i2.9461

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