CoRRB Lectures & Seminars

Topic

Importance of nutrition among School Children through school Gardening

By

(Dr. Ray Yu Yang)

(Nutritionist, AVRDC Taiwan)

on

Thursday 3 April 201at 9.30 am

Venue: Conference Hall Migmar Hotel

Chair

Namgay Wangchuk

DIRECTOR GENERAL

Council for RNR Research of Bhutan (CoRRB)


 

Importance of nutrition among School Children through school Gardening

 

Children educated early in life about the benefits of healthy eating habits are not only nutritionally healthy but are also better performers in academics. Children who are exposed to gardening and grow their own vegetables are more likely to eat more vegetables when they grow up as adults (Bell & Dement, 2008; Koch et al., 2006).

Case studies of Taiwan school gardening and nutrition programme in elementary schools, in efforts to supplement nutrition.

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Topic

Importance of WASH (School Health Programme) in enhancing nutritiontional outcome of school

by

(Professor Dr. Gueladio Cisse)

(Research Group Leader at Swiss TPH)

on

Thursday 3 April 201at11.00 am

Venue: Conference Hall Migmar Hotel

Chair

Namgay Wangchuk

DIRECTOR GENERAL

Council for RNR Research of Bhutan (CoRRB)


 

Importance of WASH in enhancing nutritional outcome from the school garden

 

It is estimated that 88% of diarrheal diseases are caused by unsafe water supply, and inadequate sanitation and hygiene (UNICEF 2009). Parasitic diseases pose major obstacles to children healthy growth and socio-economic development in developing countries. They are particularly very common in children below the age of 15. There is a strong linkage between malnutrition and infection by disease-causing organisms such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites (Brown 2003).The nutrition benefits of a school vegetable garden program can be jeopardized if the school and household environment is not safe or if children common major parasitic diseases are not controlled.

Presentation will highlight intended case studies about the synergies of WASH interventions (School Health Programme) with agriculture production and consumption among school children.


CoRRB intends to organize such lectures and seminars more frequently in order to share scientific knowledge and provoke discussions among the audience that may include researchers, extension workers, policy makers, lecturers and others in the field of renewable natural resources.

Note: All interested participants are requested to contact B.B Rai at 17607471 or 322936/323514 or email to raibb@yahoo.com  for confirmation and logistic arrangement on or before2 April 2014

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