The Perceptions of Learners on the School Nutrition Programme in Msukaliwa Sub District Mpumalanga

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602683
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Full-text
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Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
The Perceptions of Learners on the School Nutrition Programme in Msukaliwa Sub District Mpumalanga
Author(s):
Peu, Mmapheko Doriccah
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Tau Lambda-at-Large
Author Details:
Mmapheko Doriccah Peu, Doriccah.Peu@up.ac.za
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: OBJECIVE: The objective of the study was to explore and describe the perceptions of learners on the School Nutrition Programme in Msukaligwa, Mpumalanga. METHOD: The qualitative approach was used to conduct study. The data was collected by means of focus group interviews and the field notes. The data was tape-recorded and transcribed verbatim. The learners on the School Nutrition Programme were purposely selected based on the knowledge regarding school nutrition. SETTING: The interviews were conducted at the school, which was the familiar environment. FINDINGS: The data was analysed according to the Tesch method whereby a series of steps were followed. The categories, subcategories and themes were identified. The categories that form the basis of the discussion were: the effects of nutrition on learners, quality of food, preparation and taste, lack of resources, problems experienced and learners’ preferences. The effect of nutrition on learners was identified as the first category. The learners had the difficulty in concentrating and learning due to hunger. They needed breakfast because some learners come to school hungry and it became difficult for them to concentrate and learn on an empty stomach. After food consumption they became productive, alert and not tired in class. An intake of starchy food and glucose kept them active and they were able to cope with their studies. Learners had their preferences, preferring to eat meat rather than soya mince and vegetables to be added. Depending on the weather the juice or tea was added. Recommendation: It was recommended that learners be involved when planning the menu for School Nutrition Programme, to know learners’ food preferences and to avoid food wastage. Conclusion: The School Nutrition Programme is important in alleviating hunger and motivating learners to come to school in order to learn.   Key words: Perceptions, School Nutrition Programme, learners.
Keywords:
nutrion; health promotion; quality of food
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15CL2.66
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleThe Perceptions of Learners on the School Nutrition Programme in Msukaliwa Sub District Mpumalangaen
dc.contributor.authorPeu, Mmapheko Doriccahen
dc.contributor.departmentTau Lambda-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsMmapheko Doriccah Peu, Doriccah.Peu@up.ac.zaen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602683en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015 and Tuesday, November 10, 2015: OBJECIVE: The objective of the study was to explore and describe the perceptions of learners on the School Nutrition Programme in Msukaligwa, Mpumalanga. METHOD: The qualitative approach was used to conduct study. The data was collected by means of focus group interviews and the field notes. The data was tape-recorded and transcribed verbatim. The learners on the School Nutrition Programme were purposely selected based on the knowledge regarding school nutrition. SETTING: The interviews were conducted at the school, which was the familiar environment. FINDINGS: The data was analysed according to the Tesch method whereby a series of steps were followed. The categories, subcategories and themes were identified. The categories that form the basis of the discussion were: the effects of nutrition on learners, quality of food, preparation and taste, lack of resources, problems experienced and learners’ preferences. The effect of nutrition on learners was identified as the first category. The learners had the difficulty in concentrating and learning due to hunger. They needed breakfast because some learners come to school hungry and it became difficult for them to concentrate and learn on an empty stomach. After food consumption they became productive, alert and not tired in class. An intake of starchy food and glucose kept them active and they were able to cope with their studies. Learners had their preferences, preferring to eat meat rather than soya mince and vegetables to be added. Depending on the weather the juice or tea was added. Recommendation: It was recommended that learners be involved when planning the menu for School Nutrition Programme, to know learners’ food preferences and to avoid food wastage. Conclusion: The School Nutrition Programme is important in alleviating hunger and motivating learners to come to school in order to learn.   Key words: Perceptions, School Nutrition Programme, learners.en
dc.subjectnutrionen
dc.subjecthealth promotionen
dc.subjectquality of fooden
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:34:28Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:34:28Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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