ERIC Number: ED209707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Do Pro-Nutritional Television Messages Improve Children's Eating Behaviors?: Empirical Findings and Recommendations for Further Research.
Peterson, Polly E.; And Others
The educational effects of pronutritional programing on kindergarten children were investigated in a pretest-posttest control group design involving 56 children from four kindergarten classes. These children were exposed to a series of five 20-minute videotapes over a period of six class days. The videotapes were compiled from popular children's programing and public service announcements with themes stressing healthy eating habits and the pronutritional qualities of foods. Effects were measured by a behavioral eating test, a pretend eating test, and a 20-item questionnaire designed to measure nutritional knowledge. No significant results were obtained on the nutritional knowledge, food preference, or food consumption measures, thereby suggesting that the pronutritional treatment package had little educational impact on the children. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Media Effects
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Los Angeles, CA, August 1981).