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Evaluation of the School Supplementary Feeding Program in Peninsular Malaysia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22692388     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study was conducted to evaluate the implementation of the School Supplement Feeding Program (SSFP) among primary school in terms of financial management and budget disbursement, food preparation, selection of menus and nutrient content of food served. A total of 129 schools comprising 77 national type, 31 Chinese and 21 Tamil vernacular schools in four different regions (northern, eastern, central and southern) of Peninsular Malaysia were selected for this study. The results of this cross-sectional study showed a need to improve the budget disbursement to schools. Most of the schools followed the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Education for selection of eligible children. The quality of food prepared by contracted (local community members) and voluntary (teachers) operators. The use of 10 recommended menus provided for a 2-week cycle by most of the schools has shown increased acceptance and less monotonous feeling towards the food among the children. Nutrient content of food served increased relatively with an increase in budget from RM0.45 to RM0.80 per child. Parents surveyed indicated that the program should continue as this will keep children from low income families from being hungry during school hours. A continued process of monitoring and evaluation is necessary to improve its implementation.
Authors:
Mohdshahril Md Arop; Aminah Abdullah; Suriah Abdulrahman; Mohdfauzi Mohdjani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2000-3-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Malaysian journal of nutrition     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1394-035X     ISO Abbreviation:  Malays J Nutr     Publication Date:  2000 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101286655     Medline TA:  Malays J Nutr     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-15     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor.
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