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Research Registry No : HRID-00198_V7
University Departmental Research :
Registration Date : 2019-05-21
Title of Research : Effect of milk supplementation on nutritional status of primary school children in rural area of Yangon Region
Principle Investigator : Moh Moh Hlaing
Co-authors : Moh Moh Hlaing, Mya Ohnmar, Khin Mittar Moe San, Phyo Yadanar, Thazin Aung, Sandar Tun, Aung Myat Ky
Field of Research : Nutrition
Publication Source : 47th Myanmar Health Research Congress,2019,Page 110
Year of Publication : 2019
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Presentation Source : 47th Myanmar Health Research Congress,2019,Page 110
Placement of Presentation : Department of Medical Research
Year of Presentation : 2019
Abstract : School feeding programs are important interventions for improving the nutritional status of students. Therefore, this study was conducted to evaluate the effect of milk supplementation on nutritional status of primary school children. The study was Quasi-experimental study and conducted in Hlapadar and Wa Net Chaung Basic Primary Schools from rural area of Hmawbi Township in Yangon Region. School children from Hlapadar Basic Primary School received 1 milk package(180ml) per day in the morning of each class day (5 days a week) for whole school year, except for holidays in the morning. All of the school children from Wanet Chaung Basic Primary School got 5 slice of biscuits with equal energy as milk. In both schools, face to face interview with Grade 2 , Grade3 and Grade 4 students was carried out to find socio-demographic background and dietary pattern before giving milk and biscuits. Anthropometric measurement were carried out at 3 months and 5½months after intervention. Venous blood collection was done to measure haemoglobin, serum ferritin, zinc, CRP B2 and B12. at the base line and 5½months after intervention . A total of 211 students where 113 from intervention school and 91students from control school were included in the study. Five and half months after food supplementation, the mean hemoglobin was significantly increased in intervention school (12.5 ±0.8 vs 12.6±0.8 ; p=0.002) but significantly reduced in control school (12.3 ±0.7 vs 12.1 ±0.8; p=0.000). In intervention school, the proportion of school children with anaemia reduced from 8.8% to 4,4% but proportion was increased in control school(13.2% to 15.4%). Both in intervention and control schools , mean BMI of children were increased and there is a reduction in the prevalence of protein-energy malnutrition in terms of wasting . Difference is more marked in intervention school than control school( 9.6% vs 5.5%). The study found that school feeding program focus on milk supplementation can improve the haemoglobin status of children and both milk and biscuit supplementation had beneficial effect on the nutritional status of school children by lowering the occurrence of wasting among children.
IRB/PRC/ERC Approval Date : 2017-06-02
Placement of IRB/PRC/ERC : Department of Medical Research
IRB/PRC/ERC Approval Letter/Document : School milk.pdf
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