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ERIC Number: EJ861237
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1499-4046
Whole-Grain Continuing Education for School Foodservice Personnel: Keeping Kids from Falling Short
Roth-Yousey, Lori; Barno, Trina; Caskey, Mary; Asche, Kimberly; Reicks, Marla
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, v41 n6 p429-435 Nov-Dec 2009
Objective: The purpose of this project was to develop and test whole-grain continuing education for school foodservice personnel. Methods: A continuing education program was developed to address planning, purchasing, preparing, and serving whole-grain food in schools. Participants completed a pre-post questionnaire to assess changes in knowledge, attitudes and intention. Results: Participants (n = 211) were mostly non-Hispanic white women. Pre-post test scores indicated improvements in whole-grain knowledge and intention to find whole-grain recipes for school menus (P less than 0.05); however, attitudes about storage and cost issues became less positive. After 3-6 months, participants indicated more whole-grain food items were offered in schools. Conclusions and Implications: Whole-grain education for school foodservice personnel may increase awareness and menu placement and increase opportunities for whole-grain consumption by children. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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