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ERIC Number: EJ1082960
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Growing Healthy Kids: A School Enrichment Nutrition Education Program to Promote Healthy Behaviors for Children
Vierregger, Alyssa; Hall, Johnna; Sehi, Natalie; Abbott, Mary; Wobig, Karen; Albrecht, Julie A.; Anderson-Knott, Mindy; Koszewski, Wanda
Journal of Extension, v53 n5 Article 5IAW3 Oct 2015
The Growing Healthy Kids Program is a school-based nutrition education program that teaches students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade about healthy eating, physical activity, and how their body uses food. Pre- and post-knowledge data is collected from the students to measure changes in nutrition knowledge. In the first 2 years of the program, significant improvements in nutrition knowledge were found in all three grades. Teachers reported that students were more aware of the importance of nutrition and were making healthier meal and/or snack choices at the end of the program.
Extension Journal, Inc. e-mail: joe-ed@joe.org; Web site: http://www.joe.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska
Grant or Contract Numbers: 20116700130011