Health and Nutrition on the Performance of Pre Primary School Children in Rangwe Zone, Homa Bay District, Kenya

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Kampala International University, school of education
It is a fact that all people need food and cannot live long without eating enough of it. It is this fact that the researcher has decided to establish the Impact on Health and Nutrition on the Performance of Pre-Primary School in Rangwe Zone, Homa Bay District; the research is based on finding out the relationship that exist between feeding and the academic performance of the ECE children. The researcher basing his research in children in Rangwe Zone randomly selected schools and one sub-district hospital; Rangwe Health Center. In the introduction of the study, the researcher dwelt much on the importance food as a component of life. He compared the rich and the poor countries interns of food output. In the statement of the problem, the researcher dwelt on the advantages and disadvantages of good nutrition in the early ages, the researcher has also gone through poverty in general as a factor contributing to drop-out rate from the ECE centres in Rangwe Zone. In literature review, the researcher’s viewed the extent to which health and nutrition affects performance of the ECE children in the pre-primary education. The researcher also reviewed the socio-economic status of the parents of the children in the area of study and the way forward to overcome the socio-economic problems faced by these parents. Questionnaires to reach six schools out of the Zone’s 27 schools were used. The researcher used random sampling whereby the population covered was about 30%. The researcher found out that the ECE children have very little to feed on and foods eaten are often unbalanced diet this gives rise to acute malnutrition. It is therefore felt that the Government should avail feeding program mes as done in other districts. The parents should also change their attitude and deviate from the main cash crop which is sugar cane and plant food crops such as sorghum, groundnuts, cassava and other food crops which are rich in proteins and vitamins.
A Research Report Submitted to Institute of open and Distance Learning in partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of Degree of Bachelor of Education ECPE of Kampala International University
Health and Nutrition on the Performance of Pre Primary School Children, Rangwe Zone, Homa Bay District, Kenya