ERIC Number: ED073359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Factors Influencing Food Choices of 4-H Club Members in Williamson County, Tennessee. A Research Summary of a Graduate Study.
Geary, Virginia Ruth; And Others
A study was conducted to identify some of the eating habits and factors influencing food choices of selected junior (9 to 13 years old) and senior (14 to 19 years old) 4-H club members enrolled in Williamson County, Tennessee, in 1968. Data were collected through group interviews with 200 juniors and 70 seniors--116 boys and 154 girls. Identification of eating habits was sought related to breakfasts, snacking at school and at home, and drinking milk. The study also attempted to determine whether sex, age, place of residence, employment status of mother, and enrollment in the food-nutrition project affected food choices and eating habits of the interviewees. Results indicated that: (1) boys tended to have better eating habits than did girls; (2) senior members had slightly better eating habits than did junior members; (3) farm residents had somewhat better eating habits than did rural non-farm and urban members; (4) no appreciable difference existed between the eating habits of interviewees whose mothers were employed outside the home and those whose mothers were full-time homemakers; and (5) members enrolled in the Extension 4-H food-nutrition project did not have noticeably different eating habits than those not enrolled, but members who had been enrolled for a longer period of time had slightly better eating habits than did those who had been enrolled for a shorter period of time. (Author/KM)
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Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Agricultural Extension Service.
Note: Extension Study No. 35; S.C. 821