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ERIC Number: ED490601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun-10
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Self-Reported Health-Related Behaviors of Grade 9 Students: A Pre and Post Project Study
Miller-Whitehead, Marie
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The purpose of this research was threefold. The first purpose was to conduct a needs assessment for a local school district to obtain additional funding for the nutrition and healthy eating habits unit of the 9th grade Wellness curriculum. The Wellness program consisted of one semester of physical education and one semester of classroom instruction in lifetime wellness, a course formerly known as Health/PE. The second purpose was to encourage collaboration between students, parents, Wellness teachers, school administration, community health care partners, and cafeteria staff, all of whom directly or indirectly influence student attitudes and behaviors about healthy foods and healthy eating habits. Third and perhaps most importantly, students who completed the health behavior survey would be able to reflect on their responses over the course of the school year. During the project, students would be provided information that would enable them to make decisions about their nutrition and eating habits that could potentially affect their health throughout their adult lives. A random sample of 125 students were surveyed as a component of a Nutrition Education Training (N.E.T.) project. Students representing the population of five area high schools were surveyed in fall and spring of the freshman year of school. Both pre- and posttest results indicated differences in behaviors between male and female students, suggesting that some eating and health habits are gender-related. Appended is: (1) Partial List of Resource Materials Funded by N.E.T. Project. (Contains 2 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 9
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A