ERIC Number: ED047785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Aug-31
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Nutritional Status of New Orleans, Mississippi and Alabama Head Start Children. Final Report.
Smith, Jack L.
Three purposes guided compilation of this final report on the nutritional status of New Orleans, Mississippi, and Alabama Head Start children: (1) to evaluate the causes of anemia through detailed studies of urban New Orleans preschool children and their mothers, (2) to study the effect of dietary supplementation of school feeding programs upon the nutritional status of groups of anemic and non-anemic children in preschool and kindergarten programs, (3) to use nationally standardized procedures to collect and integrate New Orleans data with data obtained from Mississippi and Alabama studies on rural and semi-urban children. The New Orleans study was conducted in three phases and utilized control and nutritionally supplemented groups when they were available. Comparison procedures were used, based on thirteen analyses of blood and urine data. The report's general conclusion was that it is not possible to ascertain or to influence the hematological status of the populations investigated. One third of this document is made up of tables which permit an examination of the number of individuals tested for each parameter, for each school, and for variation between schools. (WY)
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tulane Univ., New Orleans, LA. Head Start Evaluation and Research Center.