Date of Award:

5-2019

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Sciences

Advisor/Chair:

Heidi J. Wengreen

Co-Advisor/Chair:

Gregory J. Madden

Third Advisor:

Sheryl S. Aguilar

Abstract

Researchers at Utah State University created a school intervention called the FIT Game that has successfully increased children’s vegetable intake during lunchtime. The aim of this project was to create a home aspect to the FIT Game for parents that would increase the availability of vegetables within the home. Studies within this thesis discuss the development and revision of parent newsletters for the FIT Game program, as well as the implementation and assessment of the revised newsletters. Results from the assessments indicate that providing parent newsletters is not enough to change the vegetable availability at home.

This home component was unsuccessful in provoking the desired change, and future FIT Game studies that choose to include a home component should consider multiple components for higher changes of likelihood of participation and increasing vegetable availability at home.

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