ERIC Number: EJ1063166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Sequential Online Wellness Programming Is an Effective Strategy to Promote Behavior Change
MacNab, Lindsay R.; Francis, Sarah L.
Journal of Extension, v53 n2 Article 2TOT8 Apr 2015
The growing number of United States youth and adults categorized as overweight or obese illustrates a need for research-based family wellness interventions. Sequential, online, Extension-delivered family wellness interventions offer a time- and cost-effective approach for both participants and Extension educators. The 6-week, online Healthy Families Challenge (HFC) resulted in increased daily fruit and vegetable servings and leisure-time physical activity. These findings suggest that an Extension-delivered, sequential, online family wellness program is an effective education strategy.
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Health, Health Promotion, Health Behavior, Behavior Change, Wellness, Online Courses, Extension Education, Family Programs, Food, Eating Habits, Nutrition Instruction, Program Effectiveness, Pretests Posttests, Questionnaires, Physical Activity Level, Age Differences, Gender Differences, Educational Attainment, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Iowa