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ERIC Number: EJ916880
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1077-5315
Factors Influencing Adoption and Implementation of Cooking with Kids, an Experiential School-Based Nutrition Education Curriculum
Diker, Ann; Walters, Lynn M.; Cunningham-Sabo, Leslie; Baker, Susan S.
Journal of Extension, v49 n1 Article 1FEA6 Feb 2011
Little research has been conducted to examine factors leading to adoption and implementation of nutrition education curricula. Data from two Web-based surveys (n = 313) and 27 interviews were used to explore how Diffusion of Innovations' perceived attributes contributed to adoption and implementation of Cooking with Kids (CWK) food and nutrition education curriculum. Results suggest programs that create or adapt nutrition education curricula for use in schools should emphasize experiential methods and ease of use to increase adoption and implementation. Perceived simplicity predicted intended use. Ensuring that users have adequate information and planning time to overcome barriers is essential. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A