Date of Award:
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Sciences
Department name when degree awarded
Nutrition and Food Science
Dr. R. Gaurth Hansen
A behavioral objective based nutrition education program for kindergarten through sixth grade which allowed nutrition education to be integrated into existing classroom programs was developed and evaluated. A nutrient density approach served as the conceptual framework for the program. Nutrient density evaluates the nutrient content of a food in relationship to the caloric content. Materials for student use, teacher use and teacher training were developed.
The program was evaluated in 27 classrooms in nine public elementary schools in Utah and Idaho with 806 student participants. Pre-and post tests as well as classroom evaluations were conducted. Students, teachers and parents indicated that positive cognitive, attitudinal and behavioral effects resulted from the program.
Brown, Guendoline, "The Development and Evaluation of a Nutrient Density Based Nutrition Education Program for Elementary Schools" (1977). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 5195.
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