ERIC Number: EJ1107385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Promoting Nutrition and Wellness Statewide through an Electronic Newsletter
Bahl, Morgan; Francis, Sarah L.
Journal of Extension, v54 n3 Article 3TOT4 Jun 2016
The "Words on Wellness" (WOW) newsletter was designed as an electronic newsletter intended to provide research-based nutrition and wellness information to Iowans. An evaluation was conducted to assess to what extent the newsletter is being used by its readership and whether readers are making lifestyle changes as a result. Those who completed the online survey (n = 154) report making lifestyle changes and finding the information to be current, understandable, and relevant to their lives. These results indicate that the use of indirect nutrition and wellness educational materials (i.e., a newsletter) is effective in promoting research-based information that results in self-reported behavior change.
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Health Promotion, Wellness, State Programs, Newsletters, Electronic Publishing, Use Studies, Online Surveys, Life Style, Behavior Change, Relevance (Education), Instructional Materials, Instructional Effectiveness, Evidence Based Practice, Content Analysis, Design, Reliability
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa