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ERIC Number: EJ929209
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1499-4046
Interactive Introductory Nutrition Course Focusing on Disease Prevention Increased Whole-Grain Consumption by College Students
Ha, Eun-Jeong; Caine-Bish, Natalie
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, v43 n4 p263-267 Jul-Aug 2011
Objective: To estimate current consumption of whole grains in college students and determine whether there would be an increase in whole-grain consumption after the students completed an interactive introductory nutrition course focusing on disease prevention. Methods: Eighty college students, 18-24 years old, participated in the study. Grain and whole-grain consumption, whole-grain food sources, and energy intake were measured before and after the nutrition course. Repeated-measures analysis of variance was performed. Results: After the study, whole-grain intake significantly increased from 0.37 ounces (oz) to 1.16 oz (P less than 0.001), whereas total grain intake remained the same (3.07 oz). The number of whole-grain food sources increased from 7 to 11 food items after the intervention. Conclusions and Implications: A general nutrition course can be used as an avenue to increase whole-grain intake by college students. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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