Nutrition education intervention to improve nutrition related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors for Hispanic children ages 6-10
Cown, Melvin Horance
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This study was performed to assess the impact of a nutrition education intervention upon the nutrition related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of Hispanic children between the ages of 6 and 10 years old in a local afterschool program. The intervention took place at the Garnet Ridge Boys and Girls Club in Athens, Ga. The intervention included 7 weekly lessons that lasted an average of 30 minutes each. Pre- and post-tests were used to evaluate the program. There was a statistically significant difference, p < 0.04, observed for the intervention group (n=7) between the pre- and post-test scores for knowledge. Additionally, the post-test scores for the intervention group were significantly higher, p < 0.04, than the control group (n = 3). Changes in nutrition related attitudes and behavior were not significant.