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ERIC Number: EJ808175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8969
A Pilot Study to Explore the Challenges of Changing Children's Food and Health Concepts
Bullen, Kathryn; Benton, David
Health Education Journal, v63 n1 p50-60 2004
Objective: To investigate the effect of a nutrition education intervention and four hours of related teaching on the nutrition concepts of a sample of 9 year-old children. Design: Prepost test design. Children's food classification concepts were assessed before and after the intervention and nutrition teaching. Setting: Year 4 class of a suburban primary school in South Wales. Method: The children completed a food classification task before and after visiting a health promotion exhibition and receiving lessons emphasising food/health related concepts. Results: Comparison of the results before and after the intervention suggested that there was no significant change in the participant's conceptual understanding of food. Conclusion: Children's food classification concepts remain resistant to change despite enhanced exposure to nutrition information. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia