Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Development of an intuitive eating program for high school freshman
by Powers, Jennifer, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 192; 1490328
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to develop an Intuitive Eating curriculum for high school freshman students. This program aimed to educate high school students on Intuitive Eating principles to encourage a healthier relationship between mind, body, and food, leading to increased self-esteem. Therefore, this program may be used as a preventative measure against disordered eating and obesity.

Based on current research, a curriculum was developed consisting of lecture, discussion, and activity portions to reinforce each of the 10 Intuitive Eating principles. Each lesson concludes with the distribution of parent or guardian education material for the adolescents to share with their family. Pre and postprogram questionnaires were also included.

An expert panel reviewed the curriculum and revisions were made based on their feedback. The program was not pilot-tested for the purpose of this project, but it is recommended to do so before implementation.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reiboldt, Wendy
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Nutrition, Public health, Health education
Publication Number: 1490328
ISBN: 978-1-124-54775-6
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