ERIC Number: ED126267
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan-1
Reference Count: N/A
The Effect of Extension Service's Youth Nutrition Lesson Series on Behavioral Change in EFNEP Youth Utilizing Different Educational Environments and Teachers.
Boone, Edgar J.; White, Estelle E.
The pilot evaluative study of the use and effectiveness of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Youth Nutrition Lesson Series focused upon its effectiveness in producing nutrition behavior change (nutrition knowledge, nutrition attitudes, and food intake) based upon the concepts, values, and principles presented in lessons 1-6 of a 10-lesson series. The study involved 1,368 disadvantaged youth through 12 years of age in Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Vermont. Two experimental groups, one in an extension setting and one in a formal school setting, and a control group were established to assess changes that might be due to environmental factors and maturation of youth. The study indicated that lessons 1-6 effected significant nutrition behavior change in both the extension and school setting groups; however, nutrition behavior, as reflected by pretest/posttest questionnaires, was consistently greater in the extension group. Moreover, nutrition knowledge appeared greater than the change in nutrition attitudes. The selected sociocultural characteristics of the youth and their families appeared to have little effect upon the degree of nutritional behavior change that occurred. The lesson series did not alter the food intake patterns of the youth. Questionnaires are appended. (Author/EA)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Course Evaluation, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Programs, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Materials, Nutrition Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
Estelle E. White, North Carolina State University, 310 Poe Hall, Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC. Div. of Home Economics.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Agricultural Extension Service, Raleigh.