ERIC Number: EJ1107404
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
An Adolescent Nutrition Learning Model to Facilitate Behavior Change in Overweight Teens
Young, Kimberly J.; Ramsay, Samantha A.; Holyoke, Laura B.
Journal of Extension, v54 n3 Article 3TOT9 Jun 2016
Understanding the process by which adolescents learn about nutrition is necessary for developing tailored education that leads to sustainable behavior change. Teens aged 15-17 participating in an obesity prevention program were interviewed. From the data, three themes emerged and informed development of an adolescent nutrition learning model. The themes were (a) valuable nutrition information provided by a reputable source, (b) hands-on learning as a learning preference, and (c) the linking of concepts learned to behavior change. The adolescent nutrition learning model that resulted encapsulates obese adolescents' process for learning about nutrition to bring about behavior change and can be integrated into nutrition education programs and interventions.
Descriptors: Adolescents, Nutrition Instruction, Models, Behavior Change, Obesity, Sustainability, Prevention, Health Promotion, Consumer Education, Experiential Learning, Preferences, Integrated Curriculum, Adolescent Attitudes, Information Sources, Credibility, Learning Activities, Intervention, Interviews
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Identifiers - Location: Idaho
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