A comparison of two nutrition education programs for weight control

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Elizabeth Ann Quinn Tyndall (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Lucille Wakefield

Abstract: An evaluation of two nutrition education programs for weight control was conducted by comparing a 3-day weight control seminar with a 6-week weight control series. Criteria used in judging the effectiveness of each method included skinfold measurements, mid-arm circumference measurements, weight, and change in eating and exercise habits. Subjects were measured at the beginning of each of the programs and again four months later to see if there were any lasting changes. Analysis of the data revealed that individuals in the 6-week series program apparently changed their eating habits after the program and consumed more low-calorie foods that were high in nutritive value. There was no apparent change in eating habits of the individuals completing the 3-day seminar.

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Language: English
Date: 1983
Nutrition $x Study and teaching
Body weight $x Regulation.

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