Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

To promote a school-based nutrition education class for obese, Hispanic fifth grade boys, 10 and 11 years old
by Ofili, Miriam N., M.S.N., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 78; 1523033
Abstract (Summary)

Childhood obesity has more than doubled over the last 30 years among children ages 6 to 11. Prevalence is higher among Hispanic American adolescent boys (26.8% ), compared to non-Hispanic, White adolescent boys (16.7%). Obesity is known to cause many health problems including diabetes and heart disease.

Nineteen obese, Hispanic boys, ages 1 0 and 11, were selected from the general school population of a southern California elementary school. After the approval of the California State University Long Beach Institutional Review Board (IRB), each participant's Body Mass Index (BMI) was matched against the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) BMI percentile growth chart. Each boy was pre- and post-tested after he received nutrition education intervention for 12 weeks.

This project aimed to provide methods to guide obesity prevention programs for ethnic minority, school-age children. The results showed a significant decrease in post nutrition education intervention BMI (p = 0.00).

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Cummins, Catherine
Commitee: Ignat, Sharon, Singh-Carlson, Savitri
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Nursing
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Nursing, Nutrition, Health education, Hispanic American studies
Keywords: Childhood obesity, Diet education classes, Effect on diet education, Nutrition education and BMI, Obesity in Hispanic boys, School-based nutrition education
Publication Number: 1523033
ISBN: 9781303202063
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