The purpose of this project is to create a fun and educational nutrition program for middle school students including sixth, seventh and eighth grade. The nutrition program strives to increase understanding about the benefits of nutrition to encourage middle school students to consume more fruits and vegetables and to decrease the rate of childhood obesity. Based on current research, a curriculum was developed to include lecture, discussion, and activity components to guide in: creating cafeteria posters, responsible use of social media, and empowering other students by sharing their knowledge. Pre- and post-program questionnaires were also included. A committee of nutrition professionals and educators reviewed the curriculum and revisions were made based on their feedback. The program was not pilot-tested for the purposes of this project, but it is encouraged to do so prior to implementation.
|Commitee:||Gray, Virginia, Sauceda, Amanda|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Family and Consumer Sciences|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 56/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Nutrition, Public health|
|Keywords:||After-school, Fruits and vegetables, Middle school education, Nutrition program, Social media|
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