ERIC Number: ED415135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Class Action: Improving School Performance in the Developing World through Better Health and Nutrition. Directions in Development.
Del Rosso, Joy Miller; Marek, Tonia
This book summarizes how better nutrition and health for youths in developing nations will enhance: (1) school enrollment, attendance, and performance; (2) economic productivity; and (3) the health of future generations. By discussing the many low-cost and highly efficient actions that can improve school-age children's health and nutrition, this book serves as a tool for task managers to use in policy dialogue with governments, in raising consciousness and promoting interest, and in carrying out specific tasks. Sections of the book include: (1) "School-Age Children at Risk"; (2) "Costly Conditions, Low-Cost Remedies"; (3) "Higher Productivity and Better Community Health"; (4) "Taking Action"; and (5) "The Lessons Learned". Appendices include "Information Required for a Situation Analysis of the Nutrition and Health of School-Age Children" and "World Bank Projects with Services Related to the Nutrition and Health of School-Age Children, by Country." Charts and illustrations accompany the text. (Contains 53 references.) (EH)
Descriptors: Child Health, Children, Developing Nations, Early Childhood Education, Economic Development, Economics, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Health Care Costs, Health Services, Hygiene, Nutrition, Sanitation
The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/THE WORLD BANK, 1818 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20433.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC.