A Study of School Lunch Habits in Primary School Children during Recess Time

Mumtaz Khawaja, Abida Siddiqui, Uzma Panhwar, Farzana Mughal, Muhammad Farshad


Children are the asset of any nation. These should be take heed very carefully. The paper aims to examine the eating habits of children during recess time in primary schools of Hyderabad, a city of Pakistan. Recess is the crucial time for the healthy development of the school children. Continue teaching and learning process in a particular classroom without taking any food makes the students tired and fatigue which ultimately affects their learning. The main objective of the study was to explore the food items that are mostly taken up by the children during recess time and their reason. For the study, all Government primary schools of Hyderabad city were selected as the population while; convenient method of sampling was used to select the 80 children from 20 selected primary schools. Qualitative method approach was used to collect the data from these students which consist of an interview schedule. The findings show that majority of the students neither eat breakfast at home nor bring food from home to eat during recess time and like to take food from the pushcarts standing inside or the outside the school.

Keywords: School lunch, Recess time, Health, Primary school Children.

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