ERIC Number: ED216457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Chance to Do It Right: Assessing the Impact on Participants of a State-Wide Nutrition Education Program.
Banta, Trudy; Cunningham, Jo Lynn
Pursuant to the provisions of the National School Lunch Act and Nutrition Amendments of 1977, Tennessee instituted a statewide nutrition education program aimed at educators, school food service personnel, and children in schools and child care institutions. Establishment of an evaluation team early in the program development process proved beneficial in that the evaluators helped develop measurable program objectives, and were able to assist in needs assessment and in the measurement of the base-line conditions prior to the program's implementation. A comparison of the nutritional knowledge and nutritional practices of students in 48 elementary schools revealed that, in a majority of the grade levels evaluated, students who had participated in the program less than a year exhibited greater knowledge and better practices than did students in schools where the program had not been implemented. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.; Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Tennessee Nutrition Education and Training Program
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).