ERIC Number: ED269387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of a Behaviorally Oriented Tenth Grade Nutrition Curriculum.
Flora, June A.; And Others
Two studies examined the impact of a five-session behaviorally oriented nutrition curriculum on health knowledge, behavioral intentions, attitudes, and self-reported behavior of tenth grade students. The first study examined the impact of a nutrition curriculum when combined with materials for the family and the impact of the curriculum when administered by a health educator or the classroom teacher. The second study examined the impact of the type of classroom instructor on student knowledge and behavior when administering the behaviorally oriented nutrition curriculum and the standard, or regular, nutrition curriculum. In both studies, outcome measures included pre- and post-assessments of nutrition knowledge, self-reported dietary behavior, self-efficacy, behavioral intentions, and attitudes. Significant changes were observed in student knowledge and behavioral intentions, and significant differences were seen for attitude change. Significantly greater changes in attitudes were seen when the curriculum was taught by the classroom teacher, and significantly greater improvements in knowledge were seen when the health educator administered the curriculum. The special behaviorally oriented curriculum brought about greater changes in knowledge, behavioral intentions, and self-reported behavior than did the more standard curriculum. (CB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Heart and Lung Inst. (DHHS/NIH), Bethesda, MD.
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