Food vendors and school management compliance to home grown school feeding programme implementation module in Osun State, Nigeria

  • K.A. Thomas
  • J.C. Nwokocha
Keywords: Food vendor compliance, home grown school feeding programme.


Compliance to National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme’s (NHGSFP) implementation module among food vendors and school
management in Osun State was investigated. Four stage sampling procedure was used to select 144 respondents. Interview schedule was used to gather data from respondents. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics (Chi-square and Pearson Product Moment Correlation). The mean household size was 5 ( x̄ = 5±2). All the food vendors and 76.4% of the
school management were female with mean age of 36 and 39 ( x̄ = 36±5 and x̄ = 39±8), respectively. Vendors (65.3%) and school management (58.3%)
had high knowledge of NHGSFP, while 52.8% of food vendors and 50.0% of the school management had favourable attitude towards NHGSFP. The major constraints were inadequate funding ( x̄ = 2.34) and untimely payment
( x̄ = 1.74) and ranking 1st and 2nd, respectively. However, taking food home (2.10) was the major sharp practice reported. More than half (51.4%) of the respondents complied with NHGSFP implementation module. Food vendors’ (r=0.268) and school managements’ attitude towards NHGSFP (r = 0.241) were significantly related with compliance to NHGSFP implementation module. Compliance to NHGSFP implementation module was moderately high (55.6%). Sharp practices by both food vendors (r= -0.461) and managements (r = -0.439) were negatively significant to compliance. The compliance level observed was not very high enough for sustainability of the programme due to the various sharp practices and constraints faced by the programme. Hence, better modalities against sharp practices should be put in place as well as proper orientation of key actors in the programme.


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