A parent-directed portion education intervention for young children: Be Beary Healthy

Leigh Small, Darya Bonds-Mcclain, Linda Vaughan, Bernadette Melnyk, Alex Gannon, Sharon Thompson

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    Purpose: This pilot study aimed to determine the effects of an intervention on nutrition knowledge, food parents serve, and children's dietary intake. Design and Methods: A single-group pre-/posttest design was used with 45 mothers and their 4- to 6-year-old children. After pretesting, parents received child nutrition information and portion-related activities. Results: Paired samples t-tests revealed that from pre- to posttest the average calories mothers served and the average calories children ate significantly decreased (medium effect size). Medium effects also were recognized from pre- to posttest for the carbohydrates served and carbohydrates consumed. No significant change was found in parents' nutrition knowledge. Practice Implications: Interventions focusing on skill building rather than on increasing knowledge may more effectively lead to changed child intake.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)312-320
    Number of pages9
    JournalJournal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing
    Volume17
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Oct 2012

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    Keywords

    • Education
    • Intervention
    • Parent
    • Portion
    • Preschool child

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    • Pediatrics

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    A parent-directed portion education intervention for young children : Be Beary Healthy. / Small, Leigh; Bonds-Mcclain, Darya; Vaughan, Linda; Melnyk, Bernadette; Gannon, Alex; Thompson, Sharon.

    In: Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, Vol. 17, No. 4, 10.2012, p. 312-320.

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    Small, Leigh ; Bonds-Mcclain, Darya ; Vaughan, Linda ; Melnyk, Bernadette ; Gannon, Alex ; Thompson, Sharon. / A parent-directed portion education intervention for young children : Be Beary Healthy. In: Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing. 2012 ; Vol. 17, No. 4. pp. 312-320.
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