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ERIC Number: EJ946583
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1499-4046
Psychosocial Outcomes of "Lunch Is in the Bag", a Parent Program for Packing Healthful Lunches for Preschool Children
Sweitzer, Sara J.; Briley, Margaret E.; Roberts-Gray, Cindy; Hoelscher, Deanna M.; Harrist, Ronald B.; Staskel, Deanna M.; Almansour, Fawaz D.
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, v43 n6 p536-542 Nov-Dec 2011
Objective: This pilot study evaluated effects of "Lunch is in the Bag" on behavioral constructs and their predictive relationship to lunch-packing behaviors of parents of young children. Methods: Six child care centers were pair-matched and randomly assigned to intervention (n = 3) and comparison (n = 3) groups. Parent/child dyads participated. Constructs of knowledge, outcome expectations, perceived control, subjective norms, and intentions were measured by a pre/post questionnaire. Hierarchical linear regression was used, and P less than 0.05 was considered significant. Results: There were significant increases in knowledge (P = 0.01); outcome expectations for whole grains (P less than 0.001); and subjective norms for fruit (P = 0.002), vegetables (P = 0.046), and whole grains (P = 0.02). Perceived control, outcome expectations, and intentions significantly predicted packing vegetables and knowledge predicted whole grains. Conclusions and Implications: "Lunch is in the Bag" is a feasible intervention to improve the lunch-packing behaviors of parents of preschool-aged children. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
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Language: English
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