ERIC Number: ED105889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Mulligan Stew; An Evaluation of the Television Series.
Nolan, Jeanne; Gross, John
To evaluate the effects of the public-television series on nutrition, Mulligan Stew, a survey was conducted of 4,332 4th, 5th and 6th-grade students in four areas of Missouri. Children were asked if they had voluntarily watched the program and pre- and post-tested for nutrition knowledge. Comparisons were also made between teacher-reinforced lessons and no reinforcement, and children were questioned whether they believed additional programs would be helpful. Results showed that a large percentage of children watched the show at home, but a smaller percentage watched all six programs. Children who watched the program at school scored higher in post-test nutrition knowledge; girls scored higher than boys, and 4th and 6th graders higher than 5th. Teacher reinforcement significantly increased nutrition knowledge. Both teachers and students evaluated the series positively. Appendixes include summaries of the six programs in the series, and the student questionnaire. (SK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Extension Education Dept.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri