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dc.contributor.authorCown, Melvin Horance
dc.description.abstractThis 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.
dc.subjectHispanic childhood obesity
dc.subjectnutrition education intervention
dc.subjectnutritional knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors
dc.titleNutrition education intervention to improve nutrition related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors for Hispanic children ages 6-10
dc.description.departmentFoods and Nutrition
dc.description.majorFoods and Nutrition
dc.description.advisorSilvia Giraudo
dc.description.committeeSilvia Giraudo
dc.description.committeeRebecca Mullis
dc.description.committeeJudy Harrison

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