ERIC Number: ED072358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
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A Study of the Expanded Nutrition Education Program in Three Northeast Louisiana Parishes. The Findings from Extension Studies.
The value of a special nutrition program in three Northeast Louisiana parishes as to the effectiveness of the structured organizational approach, the teaching methods and techniques used, and use of sub-professional workers from their respective community was studied. The nutrition knowledge of 120 homemakers was determined before any training in nutrition, immediately after eight weeks of training, and again four months later. The personal interview method was used to collect the data. The same questions regarding the kind of food and drink the homemaker had during the 24-hour period prior to the interview were used in each interview. Results of the study showed that participation in the Expanded Nutrition Education brought about changes in food habits and knowledge of homemakers, but the observation four months later indicated regression in most cases. The structured organizational approach used by Extension in conducting the program proved to be a profitable experience for the Extension Aide. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge. Cooperative Extension Service.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana