Nutritional and Health Status of Children Going to Anganwadi, With Special Reference to Belthangady Taluk, Dakshina Kannada
Children are the first call on agenda of development – not only because young children are the most vulnerable, but because the foundation for lifelong learning and human development is laid in the crucial early years. The first six years of a child’s life are most crucial as the foundations for cognitive, social, emotional, physical, motor, and psychological development are laid at this stage. Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) was launched in 1975 to provide a package of services to ensure their holistic development. ICDS provides health, nutrition, immunization, preschool education, health and nutrition education, and referral services to young children and their mothers. ICDS also supposed to empowers mothers to take better care of their children. The major finding of the study on diet type, nutritional-status, Health-status of the anganwadi children’s and to create general nutritional awareness among parents.
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