Topic: Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors and Issues arising out of their Design and Implementation.
4) Discuss the correlation between mothers’ education and the nutrition levels of children and its overall impact on well-being of children. (250 words)
Why this question:
A recent Pan-India study of 1.2 lakh children by Health and Family Welfare Ministry shows children received better diets with higher levels of schooling among mothers. Thus it is important to understand such a correlation and its impact.
Key demand of the question:
One must explain in detail the correlation between mothers’ education and the nutrition levels of children and its overall impact on well-being of children.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
In brief bring out the findings of the survey made by Health and Family Welfare Ministry.
Quote data from Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (CNSS).
Explain first importance of nutrition in Children.
Discuss the determining factors of child nutrition in general and explain the role played by mothers in ensuring total nutrition to their children.
Discuss why is it important for mothers to be educated? How does it impact nutrition among children?
Quote data from the survey to justify your answers better.
Conclude with what needs to be done to overcome the challenges of nutrition.