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ERIC Number: EJ929217
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1499-4046
The Development and Evaluation of a Portion Plate for Youth: A Pilot Study
Bohnert, Amy M.; Randall, Edin T.; Tharp, Stephanie; Germann, Julie
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, v43 n4 p268-273 Jul-Aug 2011
Objective: To develop and evaluate a portion plate for adolescents (Nutri-plate). Methods: Sixteen African American adolescents (mean age = 12.94 years; 66% male) were randomized to participate in either plate design or nutrition education sessions. Adolescents' input was used to create the Nutri-plate, and participants' food selection and intake was evaluated. Results: Adolescents indicated the plate should include simple yet colorful visual and textual information about healthful eating. Participants left less food on their plate when dining with the Nutri-plate as compared with a plain plate (P less than 0.01). Examination of effect sizes suggested that when using the Nutri-plate, participants selected less food overall (d = 0.73), more fruit (d = -0.64), more broccoli au gratin (d = -0.85), and less steamed broccoli (d = 0.87). Participants with higher body mass index selected a greater amount of healthful food when using the Nutri-plate (P less than 0.05). Conclusions and Implications: Further evaluation is needed to determine the influence of a portion plate on adolescents' nutritional behaviors. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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