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Table 4 Percentage contribution of school meals to RNI of the school children in the three schools

From: Nutritional value of school meals and their contributions to energy and nutrient intakes of rural school children in Enugu and Anambra States, Nigeria

Variables Age groups Energy (Kcal) Protein (g) Vitamin A (RE) Vitamin C (mg) Calcium (mg) Iron (mg) Zinc (mg)
Eke Central School
 Mean daily intake 2 – 5 years 357.01 20.45 266.18 11.45 171.15 1.85 3.34
 FAO/WHO/UNU Requirement   1550 17.5 200 30 600 9 4.8
 % contribution   23.0 116.9 133.1 38.2 28.5 20.6 69.6
 Mean daily intake 6- 9 years 410.58 23.47 300.78 13.07 193.79 1.88 3.57
 FAO/WHO/UNU Requirement   1950 27 200 35 700 16 5.6
 % contribution   21.1 86.9 150.4 37.3 27.6 11.8 63.8
 Mean daily intake 10 – 14 years 439.24 26.80 330.71 15.12 212.61 2.08 4.09
 FAO/WHO/UNU Requirement M 2200 34 400 40 1300 16 8.6
 % contribution   19.9 78.8 82.7 37.8 16.3 13.0 47.5
 FAO/WHO/UNU Requirement F 1950 36 400 40 1300 16 7.2
 % contribution   22.5 74.4 82.7 37.8 16.3 13.0 56.8
 Mean daily intake 15 – 18 years 466.09 27.10 335.82 15.23 215.81 2.09 4.11
 FAO/WHO/UNU Requirement M 2850 47 400 40 1300 15 8.6
 % contribution   16.4 57.7 83.9 38.1 16.6 13.9 47.8
 FAO/WHO/UNU Requirement F 2150 47 400 40 1300 29 7.2
 % contribution   21.7 57.7 83.9 38.1 16.6 7.2 57.1
Oma-Eke Community Primary School
 Mean daily intake 2 – 5 years 369.43 18.81 261.48 12.64 154.70 1.41 4.23
 FAO/WHO/UNU Requirement   1550 17.50 200 30 600 9 4.8
 % contribution   23.8 107.0 130.1 42.0 25.2 15.7 88.0
 Mean daily intake 6 – 9 years 465.42 22.90 318.98 16.01 176.84 1.62 5.20
 FAO/WHO/UNU Requirement   1950 27 200 35 700 16 5.6
 % contribution   23.9 84.8 159.5 45.7 25.3 10.1 92.9
 Mean daily intake 10 – 14 years 497.42 25.10 338.74 17.79 188.99 1.73 5.90
 FAO/WHO/UNU Requirement M 2200 34 400 40 1300 16 8.6
 % contribution   22.6 73.8 84.7 44.5 14.5 10.8 68.6
 FAO/WHO/UNU Requirement F 1950 36 400 40 1300 16 7.2
 % contribution   25.5 69.7 84.7 44.5 14.5 10.8 81.9
 Mean daily intake 15 – 18 years 497.87 25.10 353.75 17.68 190.60 1.72 5.82
 FAO/WHO/UNU Requirement M 2850 47 400 40 1300 15 8.6
 % contribution   17.5 53.4 88.4 44.2 14.6 11.5 67.6
 FAO/WHO/UNU Requirement F 2150 47 400 40 1300 29 8.6
 % contribution   23.0 53.4 88.4 44.2 14.6 5.9 67.6
Abatete Central/Salvation Primary School
 Mean daily intake 2 – 5 years 359.82 18.11 222.75 13.54 132.90 1.74 2.10
 FAO/WHO/UNU Requirement   1550 17.5 200 30 600 9 4.8
 % contribution   23.2 103.1 111.3 45.1 22.2 19.3 43.8
 Mean daily intake 6 – 9 years 434.14 22.33 254.84 15.28 159.98 2.08 2.54
 FAO/WHO/UNU Requirement   1950 27 200 35 700 16 5.6
 % contribution   22.3 82.7 127.4 43.7 22.8 13.0 45.4
Mean daily intake 10 – 14 years 473.18 24.43 265.70 17.87 171.18 2.14 2.79
 FAO/WHO/UNU Requirement M 2200 34 400 40 1300 16 8.6
 % contribution   21.5 71.9 66.4 44.6 13.2 13.4 38.8
 FAO/WHO/UNU Requirement F 1950 36 400 40 1300 16 7.2
 % contribution   24.3 67.9 66.4 44.6 13.2 13.4 38.8
 Mean daily intake 15 – 18 years 513.72 27.27 264.16 17.12 172.24 2.16 3.02
 FAO/WHO/UNU Requirement M 2850 47 400 40 1300 15 8.6
 % contribution   18.0 58.0 66.0 42.8 13.3 14.4 35.1
 FAO/WHO/UNU Requirement F 2150 47 400 40 1300 29 7.2
 % contribution   23.9 58.0 66.0 42.8 13.3 7.4 41.9
  1. Source: Energy and protein requirements: Report of a joint FAO/WHO/UNU expert consultation. Technical report series (724).WHO, Geneva,(1985)
  2. Iron requirement: FAO report no 23 (1988). Requirements of vitamin A, calcium, iron and zinc, FAO/WHO report no 23 (1998)