Relationship of a Nutrition Intervention Class For Middle School Students on Nutrition Knowledge and Attitudes

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School of Education

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Hood, Kathy
Attitudes; Knowledge; Education, General; Education, Administration; Education, Secondary; Education, Sociology of; Education, Health; Health Sciences, General; Education; Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research; Medicine and Health Sciences; Public Health
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A pre-test post-test nonequivalent group design was utilized to investigate the role nutrition education has on a student's choice to eat healthy foods. The Nutrition Essentials: Teaching Tools for Healthy Choices nutrition module was used to teach clinically based nutrition. The research used rural Georgia seventh and eighth grade students' to evaluate the effects of nutrition education on the students' nutrition knowledge and attitudes using the SPAN student questionnaire. MANOVA was used to determine if changes occurred between the control and experimental groups. Results of the study showed that the short term study did not improve student nutrition knowledge or attitudes.