Date of Publication

4-29-2013

Degree Type

Honors Thesis

Department

Nursing

First Advisor

Dr. Kathleen Peterson, Chair of the Nursing Department

Abstract

This study provides further understanding of interventions to impact healthy eating habits in children. Children received a short lesson on healthy eating habits, and took a pre and post test to see how much their knowledge improved. Test means increased from pre-test to post-test (51.76 to 60.48). A paired samples t-test showed the results to be statistically significant (p<0.002). The findings of this study supports providing elementary school aged children with nutritional education may impact their ability to make wiser, and healthier choices regarding food intake.

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