ERIC Number: ED099347
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Optimizing the Effectiveness of School Food Programs for Feeding and Educating Children in North Carolina. Technical Report.
Johnson, Glenda N., Comp.
This study concerns the nutritional habits and knowledge of elementary and secondary students in North Carolina. It was hypothesized that nutritional education would influence the amount and kinds of food consumed and possibly student attitudes toward the school linch program. The project was carried out in a 2-year experimental program. During the first year, elementary, junior high, and high school students were queried before and after nutritional education classes to measure weight and nutrient analysis of food refuse, student attitudes, and student ratings of acceptability of food items. Results of this phase indicate that elementary school children below the fifth grade might be more amenable to changes in dietary habits and attitudes due to nutrition education. Studies during the second year focused on primary grades. Also included in this study are information about curriculum development and inservice training of teachers, details of purposes, proposed methods for accomplishing goals, results, statistical analyses, and sample tests. (JCW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Dept. of Food Science.