The purpose of this study was to investigate differences in the knowledge of nutrition tenninology on food packaging by demographic factors among mothers in California. Specifically, this study investigated differences in nutrition terminology knowledge scores by education level and work status (as an indicator of time available to spend on grocery shopping and reading food labels).
A sample of 27 mothers who were members of the Burlingame Mothers Club, located in Northern California, was utilized for this study. The mothers completed a nutrition terminology knowledge questionnaire on 11 nutrition terms for fat and fiber content as well as demographic questions on education level and work status. Results from the independent samples t-test showed that no significant differences were found between the nutrition terminology knowledge scores of mothers by education level or work status.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/04M, Masters Abstracts International|
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