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ERIC Number: EJ903696
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0744-8481
College Freshmen Perceptions of Effective and Ineffective Aspects of Nutrition Education
Kicklighter, Jana Regina; Koonce, Valarie Jean; Rosenbloom, Christine Ann; Commander, Nannette Evans
Journal of American College Health, v59 n2 p98-104 Sep 2010
Objective: Identify college freshmen perceptions of the effectiveness of a nutrition module taught by graduate nutrition students. Participants: Thirty-four college freshmen, 18 and older. Methods: Three graduate nutrition students conducted 5 focus groups during spring semester, 2004. Audio recordings were transcribed and data analysis was based on the long-table approach. Results: Students reported increased knowledge of food portions and healthier breakfast and snack food choices. Peer instructors were preferred because of their enthusiasm and healthy image. Effective aspects of the module were the food models and visuals; less effective aspects included the game and computer activity. Conclusions: Students desired information that could be integrated into a college student's lifestyle. Many students gained new nutrition information and found the module worthwhile. Findings can be used to build on best practices, to improve nutrition education initiatives, and to further advance the health of college students. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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