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ERIC Number: ED141134
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Vegetable Bowl. Research Monograph No. 13.
Stewart, Kirby; Harris, Nancy
This study measured the effects which a multimedia instructional unit in nutrition education had on the eating habits of elementary school children (K-5), specifically, eating habits relating to vegetables. The primary objective of the unit was to encourage children to eat a variety of vegetables. The sample consisted of 1,028 elementary school students from six schools in Alachera County Schools, Florida. Ten suggested lesson plans were given each teacher participating in this study. The sequence of implementation was left to the discretion of the teachers. The unit was taught for a minimum of three weeks, sometime between October and April of the 1973-74 school year. Results of the study show significant changes in the number of vegetables liked occur in every grade from one through five at the 0.001 level except for grade two which was significant at the 0.01 level. Significant changes in the number of vegetables not eaten occurred in every grade (K-5), but the number of vegetables disliked showed no significant change in any of the six grades. The appendices to this study include the following: lesson outline of Vegetable Bowl unit; parent and teacher evaluation forms; pre- and posttests; teacher and parent comments; and an outline of a teacher workshop. (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. P. K. Yonge Lab. School.
Identifiers - Location: Florida