ERIC Number: ED211589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov-30
Nutrition Related Knowledge and Opinions of Wisconsin Sixth and Tenth Grade Students.
Evans, Francis B.
The Wisconsin Nutrition Education and Training Program (NET) developed a test that would provide an adequate measure of the effect of the Wisconsin NET program on student knowledge. The teacher knowledge test was developed and used for baseline collection data. The student knowledge test was developed from the same general behavioral objectives as the teachers' test but modified to a level suitable for sixth grade students. The test was also used with a sample of tenth grade students to provide an estimate of knowledge gain and attitude changes which occur during the sixth to tenth grade period. Results indicated that although both males and females at the tenth grade scored higher than those at the sixth grade level, tenth grade females gained more over this period than did their male classmates. Tenth grade females tended to be more certain of their nutrition knowledge than males. Student opinions, as well as knowledge, were sampled. Analyses of variance were computed for test results. All statistical data on test results was noted in itemized tables. (DWH)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.