Effect of a heart health nutrition program on elementary school children in Piedmont North Carolina

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Kay Ragsdale Leddon (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Aden C. Magee

Abstract: The purposes of this study were to determine the effect of a heart health nutrition education program on knowledge and behavior of third grade students enrolled in a public school in Piedmont North Carolina and to assess the differential effect of parent participation in such a program. Seventy-two male and female third grade students enrolled in an elementary school located in a non-metropolitan school district in Piedmont North Carolina were the subjects of this study. Data were collected using pre- and post measures. The heart health nutrition program consisted of six sessions presented over a six week period. Parents of the subjects in the treatment group received a weekly report of the classes including key concepts related to heart healthy foods. When data related to behavior as measured by subjects' indication of food preferences on selected test items were analyzed using analysis of covariance, only slightly significant differences were found for the control group. No significant differences were found for knowledge of heart health nutrition or in the total gain scores of the treatment and control groups.

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Language: English
Date: 1990
Heart $x Diseases $x Nutritional aspects
Health education (Elementary)
Nutrition $x Study and teaching

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