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ERIC Number: ED056179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Pages: 174
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The Relation Between Nutrition Knowledge and the Dietary Intake of Selected Women: A Basis for Adult Education Program Development.
Davis, Reba Jones
To investigate the relationship between the estimated quality of dietary intake and (1) knowledge of nutrition concepts, (2) attitude toward nutrition, (3) food preferences, and (4) perception of personal control of dietary intake, information was gathered from two 24-hour food recalls and other instruments administered to 102 women representing Home Economics Extension Advisers, paraprofessionals in the Expanded Nutrition Program of the Illinois Cooperative Extension Service, and homemakers eligible for the nutrition program. Data revealed that homemakers had the poorest diets but had the most favorable attitude toward nutrition, and that food preferences were significantly related to nutritional quality of diets in all groups. It was concluded that nutrition knowledge is needed in all groups and one way to improve this knowledge would be to offer a nutrition program based on the students' food preferences. The nutrition educator also needs careful preservice and inservice learning experiences in order to develop effective teaching techniques, as well as to gain a thorough understanding of the use of food guides. (Author/SB)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Illinois University