Impact of Nutrition Education Intervention Programme On Nutritional Awareness Among Pregnant Women in Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State. Nigeria (Published)
This study assessed the impact of nutrition education intervention programme on nutritional awareness among pregnant women in Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State. Nigeria. The population for this study comprised of thirty-three thousand and thirty-five (33,035) pregnant women in Ningi LGA, Bauchi State. Multi-stage sampling techniques of clustered, simple random sampling, proportionate sampling and systematic sampling technique were used to select one hundred (100) participants as a sample size of the study. Quasi-experimental research design was adopted for this study. The research instrument for the collection of relevant data for this study is a researcher-developed closed-ended questionnaire which is divided into four (4) sections (A, B, C and D) on the adapted General Nutritional Awareness Questionnaire (AGNAQ) developed by Kliemann, Wardle, Jonhson, and Croker (2016). The instrument was validated by five (5) experts in the field of Human Kinetics and Health Education, Public Health and Nursing Science. Reliability index of 0.71 was obtained using split-half method of thirty (30) pregnant women who were attending ANC at the general hospital in the Birnin Kudu Local Government Area of Jigawa State and data collected was subjected to statistical test using Spearman Brown’s Prophecy Formula. Frequency count and percentage were used to describe the described the socio-demographic information of the respondents. Paired sample t-test and independent t-test was used to test formulated null-hypotheses at 0.05 level of significant. The result of the study indicated that there is significant impact of nutrition education intervention programme on nutritional awareness among pregnant women in Ningi LGA, Bauchi State (t-52.723, df: 99; P<0.05); and there is significant difference between the experimental and the control groups after nutrition education intervention programme (t=-39.2, df: 98; P<0.05). It was recommended that Seminar and workshop should be organized periodically to the primary health workers on nutritional education intervention programme during ANC to improves nutritional awareness of pregnant women by optimising collaboration between primary health care agency, government, non-governmental organizations, and maternal and child health service providers.
Citation: Ningi A.U., Abubakar Z., Abdulkadir S. and Bello Y. (2022) Impact of Nutrition Education Intervention Programme On Nutritional Awareness Among Pregnant Women in Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State. Nigeria, European Journal of Biology and Medical Science Research, Vol.11, No.1, pp.,47-56
Importance of Nutrition Education in Catering and Fast Food Business (Case Study of Sweet Savour Eatery and Royal Birds Motel, Akure Ondo State, Nigeria). (Published)
This paper examined the importance of Nutrition Education in Catering and Fast Food Businesses. People prefer eat out day –by-day as they have taken it to be a part of life. Everyone is getting busier in order to find means for survival and so hardly have time to prepare nutritious meals with appropriate calories. Secondary sources of data collection were employed to get relevant information. The result revealed that many live on fast food and catering products, hence the need for Nutrition Education, to help in the dietary intake. Various recommendations on how to achieve the objective of this research work were also highlighted.