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Table 4 Children’s knowledge, dietary practices and hygiene practices

From: Home-grown school feeding: assessment of a pilot program in Nepal

Outcome variablePilotControl% changeP-value
MeanSDMeanSD
Schoolchildren in grades 1–3:
 - Knowledge of nutrition and hygiene (0–10)8.01.67.91.51.30.403
 - Hygiene practice score (0–10)8.81.18.31.26.0< 0.001
 - Ability to name fruit and vegetables (0–10)8.91.78.51.64.7< 0.001
 - Dietary practices (0–8)6.61.16.11.38.2< 0.001
 - Knowledge of healthier snacks (0–5)3.51.32.81.325.0< 0.001
Schoolchildren in grades 4–5:
 - Knowledge of nutrition and hygiene (0–10)8.41.58.21.52.40.095
 - Dietary practices (4–20)14.22.114.11.90.70.608
 - Hygiene practices (0–14)12.21.511.81.63.40.001
  1. Grades 1–3: Pilot: n = 387; Control: n = 390. Grades 4–5: Pilot: n = 375; Control: n = 360. t-test used