ERIC Number: ED214263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of the Tennessee Nutrition Education and Training Program. 1981 Final Report.
Banta, Trudy W.; And Others
The Tennessee Nutrition Education and Training (NET) program is part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture effort to develop a coordinated nutrition education program for children from preschool through grade 12. For this second-year evaluation, researchers associated with the University of Tennessee collected data for the evaluation of program components. Formative evaluation concerned expansion grants, youth advisory councils, student involvement, contract negotiations, NET materials, and competency workshops. Summative evaluation was focused in three areas: (1) site visits to pilot projects using NET program development grants to improve nutrition education for children; (2) post-workshop assessments of 1980 Nutrition Education Summer Workshops; and (3) collection of comparative data concerning nutrition knowledge, attitudes, behavior, and perceptions from a statewide sample of Tennessee public school students, parents, teachers, principals, and food service personnel. A pretest-posttest comparison group design was used to assess the effectiveness of the instructional plan in promoting student learning related to the objectives. The assessment instruments were administered to more than 7,000 students in 36 elementary schools located throughout the state. Assessments are included. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Elementary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Federal Programs, Food Service, Instructional Materials, Knowledge Level, Nutrition Instruction, Parent Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Questionnaires, Resource Materials, Staff Development, State Programs, Student Attitudes, Tables (Data), Teacher Attitudes, Training, Workshops
Bureau of Educational Research and Service, 212 Claxton Education Building, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-3400 ($14.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Bureau of Educational Research and Service.