The chosen topic of this essay is children’s nutrition. This particular topic has become one of many people interest due to the recent newspaper reports and journal articles which have been distributed over the last couple of years. One particular publication which has brought about my interest on the topic is Jamie Oliver’s dinners website (2012) and the national coordinating committee on school health and safety (2005) which explains the effect of a child’s health on their academic performance. Hastings (2003) as cited in National heart forum (2012) noted that the rate of children eating fat, sugar and salt is on the increase, while less fruit and vegetables are being consumed. The author further stated that there are many factors which sway children choice of calories intake.
In this essay, the correct knowledge of children’s nutrition will be identified, its importance, correct levels for efficacy, associated illnesses, and maintenance of a balanced diet, parents’ role, the role health professionals and the effect nutrition has on academic performance levels.
The methodology and technical approach used for this essay will involve the use of 5 research articles each looking at qualitative, quantitative, sample, data collection and Ethical Consideration used within the research work. Confidentiality will be maintained within this work by respecting people’s right (NMC, 2010).
Literature searching process
It is understood that in order to gain a correct insight of this chosen topic, it is important to carry out a literature search using appropriate journals and internet sites. According to Harvard (2007), a literature search is a well calculated and planned search for a variety of literatures available on a given topic. It went further to stress that it is a very helpful and efficient means for finding solid evidence on the topic being researched.
To find journal article on the topic, British nursing index, CINAHL database and the...