ERIC Number: ED041216
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Louisiana Nutrition Education Program.
Jones, J. H., Jr.
In 1969, 385 Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service aides conducted an eight week nutrition education program (expanded to 12 weeks in three parishes) for over 18,000 low income homemakers and children in 31 parishes. Initial interviews were used to ascertain nutrition habits and influences thereon, knowledge levels, homemakers' age and education, and family income, race, residence, family size, household items, and families on welfare. Significant changes, often affected by income and food sources, were made by both homemakers and children in consumption of certain foods. The greatest change was in the milk and milk products group; second greatest was the increased use of fruits and vegetables. A moderate change occurred in the use of bread and cereals. The least change was noted for the meat and meat substitute group. The technique of influencing homemakers through children (and vice versa) proved effective. It is expected that the program will be continued and expanded, and that future nutrition education programs will benefit from knowledge gained in this program. (Fifteen tables and a questionnaire are included.) (LY)
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Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge. Cooperative Extension Service.
Identifiers: Cooperative Extension Service; Louisiana