ERIC Number: ED244917
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Statewide Needs Assessment: A Multimethodological Approach.
Watson, Donna J. R.; Bunch, Michael B.
A statewide assessment was made of specific nutrition education and training needs in Maryland public schools. The approach used allowed an examination of both needs and possible solutions, examined needs which required multiple solutions, and identified resources which could address multiple needs. This multimethodological approach included site visits, interviews, document reviews, administration of tests and questionnaires, and evaluation of project applications, ongoing projects, and programs. Eight procedures were used: (1) administration of nutrition tests to students, teachers, and food service personnel; (2) administration of questionnaires to teachers, food service personnel, and building principals; (3) site visits to selected nutrition education and training projects; (4) review of materials developed or used in nutrition education and training projects; (5) review of historical documents at the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; (6) review of course materials and evaluation forms of the Quantity Food Preparation Course; (7) interviews with local project staffs; and (8) search for exemplary programs. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Nutrition Education (Denver, CO, July, 1983).