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ERIC Number: EJ899145
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1077-5315
Using Education, Exposure, and Environments to Increase Preschool Children's Knowledge about Fruit and Vegetables
Niemeier, Brandi S.; Tande, Desiree L.; Hwang, Joyce; Stastny, Sherri; Hektner, Joel M.
Journal of Extension, v48 n1 Article 1IAW6 Feb 2010
Because children's eating habits predict their adult eating habits, educating children about healthy foods is essential (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2000). A Midwest Extension Service created and delivered an educational experience for preschool children to increase knowledge of fruits and vegetables. The knowledge assessment scores (range of 0 to 7) increased from 3.5 ([plus or minus] 1.8) to 5.9 ([plus or minus] 1.9) (p less than 0.001, n = 19) following the program. Analysis concluded that the children learned about fruits and vegetables through this experience. Other educators can readily adapted the program for a range of age groups and settings. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A