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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 4
First page : ( 388) Last page : ( 392)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2018.00094.7

A Descriptive Study to assess the attitude of parents towards Mid-Day Meal Programme in selected communities of Amritsar, Punjab

Joshi Pooja1,*, Dr Kaur Hardeep2

1Assistant Professor, SGRD College of Nursing, Vallah, Amritsar, Punjab

2Professor, University College of Nursing, BFUHS, Faridkot, Punjab

*Corresponding Author E-mail: poojajoshi356p@gmail.com

Online published on 27 December, 2018.



The Mid-Day Meal scheme in India is the largest school meal programme in the world, covering an estimate of 139 million children. The enrolment, retention and attendance among primary school children while simultaneously improving their nutritional status. The prevalence of underweight children in India is highest in the world. There was a need to relook at the nutritional scenario of children with regard to the prevalence of the major nutritional deficiencies. Therefore, there is the need to see the acceptance and impact of ongoing Mid-Day Meal Programme. Mid-Day Meal Programme has its own characteristics and impact on its implementation but it depends how it is implementing. The present study is “A descriptive study to assess the attitude of parents towards Mid-Day Meal Programme in selected communities of Amritsar, Punjab”.


To assess the attitude of the parents towards Mid-Day Meal Programme. To find out the association of attitude with the selected demographic variables.

Materials and Method

Method the research approach used was quantitative research approach. The setting was village Malle ki Patti, Vallah, Hothiyan, village Fatehpur Rajputan, village Chappa Ram Singh, Amritsar. The sample includes 106 parents of primary school going children selected by convenient sampling technique. The Self-Structured Likert's 3 point scale on attitude of parents towards Mid-Day Meal Programme.


Result findings after the test showed that the 78.3% parents were having positive attitude towards Mid-Day Meal Programme and only 12.3% parents were having negative attitude towards Mid-May Meal Programme.


Interpretation and conclusion finding of the study indicate parents are having positive attitude towards Mid-Day Meal Programme.



Attitude, Parents, Mid-Day Meal programme.


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