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ERIC Number: ED111904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Pages: 125
Abstractor: N/A
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A Study of the Relationship Between the Level of Nutritional Consumption and the Education, Income, and Family Size of Selected Poor Families in Atlanta, Georgia.
Davis, Flora Powell
The stated objectives of this study were to determine: (1) the differences in knowledge of nutrition, of income, and of family size in the upper and lower strata families; (2) the shopping practices of families; (3) average weekly food expenditures; (4) mean educational level; and (5) differences in the mean weekly food expenditures -- a comparison of the national norm mean and the standard set for this study. Findings reveal that 33 percent of the families with adequate money expenditure on food had inadequate diets, while 77 percent of the families require larger expenditures to provide adequate diets. Families with the lowest per capita incomes were found to have the most inadequate diets. Most diets were below recommended allowances of fruits, vegetables, milk, bread, and cereals. Inadequate nutrition was stated to be related more to lack of use of knowledge than to lack of knowledge itself, and to family size rather than to amount of money income. Recommendations included that further research be conducted with these families regarding dietary behavior and the application of nutrition education. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia (Atlanta)