ERIC Number: EJ1067027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Extension Agent Knowledge and Programming Behaviors Regarding Healthy Lifestyles Education in Georgia
Lynch, Dana R.; Fuhrman, Nicholas E.; Duncan, Dennis W.; Hanula, Gail M.
Journal of Extension, v53 n3 Article 3FEA6 Jun 2015
Healthy lifestyles education (HLE) is defined as nutrition and physical activity education aimed at controlling or preventing serious health issues. The purpose of the study reported here was to determine knowledge and behaviors of Extension Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) and 4-H agents concerning HLE. Eighty-five and 86% of FACS and 4-H agents, respectively, were likely to address HLE if high-quality curriculum/materials were available. Barriers related to implementing HLE were: communicating with parents; parents' lack of interest; and lack of curriculum resources. All agents, regardless of programming responsibility, should model healthy lifestyles behaviors to be effective change agents.
Descriptors: Life Style, Physical Activity Level, Physical Education, Health Promotion, Youth Programs, Extension Education, Barriers, Parent Participation, Educational Resources, Extension Agents, Obesity, Behavior Change, Knowledge Level, Nutrition, Consumer Science, Family Life Education, Consumer Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Statistical Analysis, Surveys, Individual Characteristics, Educational Attainment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia
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