The influence of the youth expanded food and nutrition education program on nutrition knowledge and self-reported behaviors of elementary school children

Marilyn Rabe, Punam Ohri-Vachaspati, Scott D. Scheer

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A quasi-experimental study was conducted to assess the impact of the Youth Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program on 3rd and 4th grade children attending Cleveland Municipal schools in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Pre- and post-test surveys were used to obtain information on nutrition knowledge and self-reported behavior from intervention and control group children. Children in the experimental group increased their nutrition knowledge. There was no significant change in children's self-reported nutrition behaviors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-204
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Extension
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 19 2006


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