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ERIC Number: EJ996954
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Perception of Teachers on Health Education and Nutrition for Kindergarten Students in Kuwait
Al-Amari, Hanaa
College Student Journal, v46 n3 p543-549 Sep 2012
This study is designed to assess the perception of Kindergarten teachers in Kuwait regarding the role of health education in Promoting healthy nutrition for children in KG Level. For this purpose, a questionnaire was administered to 250 Kindergarten female teachers. Percentage, mean and standard deviation scores were obtained. The results of the study illustrate the teacher's level of awareness regarding the importance of health education in promoting healthy nutrition for KG students is very high. The teachers from the urban educational areas are more aware about teaching health education for KG than teachers in the rural areas. Furthermore, the teachers of higher age groups are more concerned about the health education issues of KG students than the teachers of the younger age group. The teachers with "Bachelor degree" give more importance to health education issues of KG children than the teachers with "Diploma degree". Moreover, the teachers with more "teaching experience" are significantly more concerned about the health education of the students than the teachers with "less teaching" experience at this level. In addition, the results showed that 44.8% of KG students suffer from obesity. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kuwait