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dc.contributor.authorMcCamey, Martha Allison
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T21:59:31Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T21:59:31Z
dc.date.issued2002-08
dc.identifier.othermccamey_martha_a_200208_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/mccamey_martha_a_200208_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/29256
dc.description.abstractThe goal of this community-based, statewide intervention program was to improve the nutritional status, functional ability, and physical activity of older adults participating in Title III congregate meal programs in Georgia. A convenience sample (n = 501, mean age = 76, 17% men, 83% women, 65% Caucasian, 35% African American) completed the pre-test, a series of nutrition education and physical activity sessions, and post-test. The following measures showed significant improvements after the intervention (p<0.05): knowledge that 5 servings of fruits and vegetables are recommended daily (from 34 to 64%), consumption of vegetables, not including potatoes, carrots, or salad (from 1.6 to 1.8 servings/day), knowledge that saturated fat increases risk of heart disease (from 55 to 77%), walking speed in 8- foot-Up-and-Go (from 9.8 to 9.1 seconds), and performed leg exercises in the past week (from 55 to 82%). In conclusion, this intervention improved knowledge and behaviors related to nutrition and fitness.
dc.languageAn educational intervention in Georgia Elderly Nutrition Programs improves knowledge and behaviors related to nutrition and physical activity
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectElderly Nutrition Program
dc.subjectCongregate meal program
dc.subjectNutrition education
dc.subjectPhysical activity
dc.subjectFunctional ability
dc.subjectIntervention
dc.titleAn educational intervention in Georgia Elderly Nutrition Programs improves knowledge and behaviors related to nutrition and physical activity
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentFamily and Consumer Sciences
dc.description.majorFoods and Nutrition
dc.description.advisorMary Ann Johnson
dc.description.committeeMary Ann Johnson
dc.description.committeeJoan Fischer
dc.description.committeeJames Hargrove


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