Public Health is the science of improving the health, wellness and protecting the safety of the community through effective policy making, education and awareness, and extensive research for injuries and disease prevention. A course in public health will give you an overview of principles and theories of health promotion, planning and evaluation of health promotion programs, environmental health and disaster management principles, epidemiology principles, maternal and child health and family planning principles. The application of public health in the real-world is huge. Because public health directly deals with the welfare of a community, it has got special attention from universities all around the world. Public health courses are often complex and involve a lot of study in different theories and practices. Similarly, public health assignments are also designed extensively to assess a student’s understanding of the different theories and practices.
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In the below public health assignment, the student was asked to write in 1000 words on the topic “is it necessary in Australia to have a program that provides breakfast at school to children?” The student was required to identify significant nutrient intakes at breakfast and compare it with the current levels of intake among Australian children. The assignment required the student to discuss the association between breakfast consumption and nutrition‐related health outcomes among Australian children. The student was also required to evaluate the role of School Breakfast Programs in Australia from a PHN settings perspective.
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NUTR 2000 Fundamentals of Public Health Nutrition: Assessment 1
You are required to write 1000 words considering the settings approach to answer the following question:
“Is it necessary in Australia to have a program that provides breakfast at school to children?”
As part of this assessment you are required to visit a primary school breakfast program (SBP)
- Identifies food group &/or nutrient intakes of significance at breakfast, and compares recommendations to current levels of intake among Australian children
- Discusses the association between breakfast consumption and nutrition‐related health outcomes among Australian children
- Analyses influences on children’s dietary intakes, with a focus on breakfast
- Evaluates the role of School Breakfast Programs in Australia from a PHN settings perspective
- Uses unit concepts and discipline‐specific language with confidence
Evidence and argument
- Formal argument is used, with a chain of logic provided to support main points (in the form of data and statistics, examples from previous interventions etc)
- Argument is supported by academically credible literature*
- Content demonstrates familiarity with unit readings
Structure and writing
- Explains the settings approach
- Position is clearly stated in one to two sentences
- The structure of the essay is outlined in the introduction
- The main ideas are clearly and prominently stated
- The main ideas are developed in logical, well‐structured paragraphs
- Ideas are expressed in a concise, precise way using formal academic English Language conventions, correct sentence structure, spelling and grammar, in compliance with the Curtin Health Academic Study Guide (CHAS)
- APA 6th referencing style is used correctly and consistently*
- Paraphrasing and citation use complies with Curtin Student Guidelines for Avoiding Plagiarism*
- Formatting complies with the Curtin Health Academic Study Guide (CHAS)
Schools offer to children the opportunity to develop their life skills and to help them function outstandingly emotionally, physically and academically. The schools in Australia should provide breakfast to school going kids. Nutrition is one of the main factors that are important in brain growth of the students. According to the National Health and Medical Research Council, children are required to have an adequate amount of food from each of the following five food groups which are fruit, vegetables, meat and poultry, whole grains and dairy products. The dietary intake of the children is responsible for maintaining a stable Body Mass Index (BMI) (Bradlee, Singer, Qureshi & Moore, 2010). It is important that the breakfast programme is installed in schools so as to ensure that the children have a bright and nutritious introduction into the day; so that they can be able to focus on their studies. From the findings I made after visiting the Majella Catholic Primary School, the students were noted to have an improved academic performance in school during that day.
Breakfast Food groups
A good breakfast meal should contain important nutrients such as calcium, iron, vitamins, proteins and fibre (Burback, 2008). These nutrients are contained in the following food groups.
Dairy products such as milk, ghee, yogurt, cheese and ice-cream pose a great deal of benefits to children in their growth and development.
Fruits such as apples, oranges, bananas, berries contain many vitamins, carbohydrates and minerals.
Vegetables such as legumes and cabbage salads
Confections also known as sugary foods such as candy, cereals, soft drinks and chocolate
Water: this can be served in different ways. Water can be provided with tea, fruit juice and vegetable juice or soup
The role of the breakfast offered in school
Breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day. From the name “break the fast”, breakfast should refuel the body with energy and nutrients which are vital for starting the day in high spirits. Breakfast offered in school is important for ensuring that the children are all at the same level. It may be difficult to have the information about the welfare of the children. Providing breakfast in the school ensures that the students are all in one level socially. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, provides nutrition that helps greatly the health and learning outcomes which means it would improve the participation and engagement at school (Burback, 2008).
Having taken breakfast, the students have been noted to have improved concentration span. Children who have increased concentration span are able to learn and memorise their studies better than regular. Children are also seen to be more energetic and their behaviour throughout the day is noted to be robust. A balanced diet breakfast is very important also for the physical and cognitive activities that the students may be involved in the day (Burback, 2008).
A nutritious and heavy breakfast at the start of the day is also important and has been noted to have an impact on the eating habits of the students during the day (Nestle, 2013). It is noted by the nutritionists that skipping breakfast increases the chances of overeating and irregular eating during the day which can lead to obesity. Students who don’t take breakfast are noted to make up for the meal by eating snacks which tend to be high in fats, sugar and salt.
Role of dietary intakes on Students
A well-balanced meal has implications in the body of the student and the benefits range from physical body growth, brain growth and social interaction between the children. The opposite is also true and would mean that the student will have implications such as obesity, malnutrition and micronutrient deficiency, lack of concentration in the class and in the field during physical education among other impacts such as fainting. Not taking breakfast may have an impact on the student’s day activities which will result to lower grades, non-social behaviours and emotional problems (Ogunsile, 2012).
It is noted also in other research that increased fruit and veggie intake have a great impact on the blood flow, which has reported an improvement in the physical performance. The minerals and vitamins have great impact on the neural connections which improves the student’s learning abilities. Carbohydrates are energy-giving foods and they are important in ensuring that the student has energy for their physical and cognitive activities (Garipagaoglu, et. al. 2008).
Many may have opinions about the breakfast menu depending on their financial capability to sustain their family on that meal. Thus, it is important for the school to provide the students with breakfast as the most important meal to jump-start the day. A good breakfast will equip the body with the important energies necessary for the student’s cognitive and physical activities.
Recommendations to current levels of intake
In almost all the schools in the country, there are shops and canteens that sell foods which are high in fats, sugars and salt. It would also be important to note that not all students are assured of breakfast or even pocket money for them to buy snacks during the mid-morning breaks. The school should be able to provide an environment that the students have the same meals which are high in nutrients to ensure that the students can concentrate in class and have an improved class performance. The schools should ensure that every meal served is high in all the necessary nutrients. Nutrients education is also important in ensuring that the foods served to the students are high in the required nutrients for the student’s growth
Bradlee, M. L., Singer, M. R., Qureshi, M. M., & Moore, L. L. (2010). Food group intake and central obesity among children and adolescents in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III). Public health nutrition, 13(6), 797-805.
Burback, A. (2008). Factors Influencing Breakfast Consumption Among Middle and High School. Journal ofSchool Health, 76(3), 87-92.
Clark, R. M. (2015). Family life and school achievement: Why poor black children succeed or fail. University of Chicago Press.
Garipagaoglu, M., Oner, N., Vatansever, U., Inan, M., Kucukugurluoglu, Y., & Turan, C. (2008).
Dietary intakes of adolescents living in Edirne, Turkey. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 27(3), 394-400.
Nestle, M. (2013). Food politics: How the food industry influences nutrition and health (Vol. 3).
Univ of California Press.
Ogunsile, S. E. (2012). The effect of dietary pattern and body mass index on the academic performance of in-school adolescents. International Education Studies, 5(6), 65.
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