Strengthening Food Quality Using Nurse-Led Training Among Handlers and Pupils in Schools (Published)
The study examined the effectiveness of nurse-led training on food quality among primary school pupils and food handlers in Ogun State. The study adopted a quasi-experimental design incorporating pre-test and post-test non-randomised control group. Using multistage sampling procedure to select 500 pupils and food handlers, the researcher embarked on random assignment of the Schools to each of the treatment groups. Food Quality Questionnaire (FQQ) was constructed and validated by the researcher to gather relevant data on food quality. A treatment package whose contents were developed validated using the Delphi approach, was prepared by the researcher to serve as a guide for research assistants administering the treatment. Descriptive statistics was used to answer research questions while the hypotheses, were analysed using Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). Significant difference was observed among the pre- and post-test mean score differences of pupils and handlers in different treatment and certification groups as well as in different types of schools on food quality (F3, 483= 73.090; p<.000). It was recommended among others that the Federal and State Ministries of Education should adopt behaviour-ingrained professional methodologies/treatments to prosecute and enhance food quality in schools, especially at the primary level, rather than the passive routine food/school inspection arrangements presently prevalent in schools.
Citation: Sodimu, J.O., Okafor N.A., Sowunmi, C.O., Rafiat A. (2023) Strengthening Food Quality Using Nurse-Led Training Among Handlers and Pupils in Schools, International Journal of Nursing, Midwife and Health Related Cases, Vol.9, No.1, pp.1-13
Opinion of Pupils, Teachers and Parents on School Feeding Programme in Public Primary Schools, Ede South Local Government Area, Osun State, Nigeria (Published)
The importance of School feeding Programme is well documented. However, it was discovered that just a few studies have been carried out that involve pupils, parents and teachers on their opinions on school feeding programme. Therefore, this research was aimed at identifying the opinion of pupils, parents and teachers on the benefits of school feeding programme in Osun- State, Nigeria. The research adopted a quantitative cross-sectional research design. The sample size for the pupils was determined by Taro Yamane, which was 296. Random sampling technique was used to select 296 parents that represents each primary four pupils during the Parents, Teachers association meeting. Self-structured questionnaires were used to collect data. Cronbach’s Alpha reliability coefficient for the constructs ranged from 0.72 to 0.85. The research achieved a response rate of 80%. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The results showed that majority of the pupils, teachers and parents 197(65.7%), 14(63.6%), and 117(78.5%) agreed to know about the feeding programme respectively. Also, 161(53.7%) pupils agreed that food was available for all, 9(45%) of the teachers affirmed that they like the school feeding programme and should continue, while 296(100%) of the parents attested to that they have a child in school with school feeding programme. The research concluded that there were adequate awareness of school feeding programme to all stakeholders however, the feeding did not show much contribution to the academic performance and reduction in the dropout rate of pupils of the Ede south Local Government. It was therefore recommended that the government of Osun State can do more than the provision of free feeding, they should monitor the distribution processes, provide free academic textbooks for the pupils and make teaching creative.