SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAMME AND ITS INFLUENCE ON THE PRE- SCHOOL CHILDREN ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN KAPLONG ZONE BOMET COUNTY.

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This study sought to establish the relationship between the school feeding programme and
the pre-school academic performance. It tried to find out whether the quantity, quality and
frequency of food provided to the pre-school children influence the educational outcomes
of the pre-school children.
This study was carried out in pre-schools that provide school feeding programme win
Kaplong  Zone. The study employed survey research design whereby both the qualitative
and quantitative approaches were applied. Simple random sampling was employed to
select participants in the research. The instruments used were observation, questionnaire
and documentary guide in data collection.
The  study  found out that feeding programme plays a critical role in the pre-school
academic performance. School feeding programme with balanced diet were found to
impact positively the academic performance. Pre-school chi ldren fed with adequate
balanced diet and provided three  times in  a day performed far much better as compared to
the children who are fed once with inadequate and unbalanced diet.

Author: 
Kirui k. Barnabas
Unit: 
COMMTECH

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