The purpose of this research was to determine the effects of a nutrition and fitness intervention program for underserved children and their parents, from local middle school.
Seventy students and 39 parents participated in the study. Subjects were divided into two groups, treatment and control. The treatment group participated in a seven week nutrition and fitness education intervention incorporating cardiorespiratory endurance and flexibility exercises.
There was a significant improvement in nutrition knowledge observed in the treatment groups from pre-test to post-test. There was a significant correlation for parents of the treatment group between nutrition knowledge and healthy food items served at home. There was a significant difference observed in the fitness assessments for fitness knowledge, cardiorespiratory endurance and flexibility in both treatment and control groups from pre-test to post-test.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 50/04M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Nutrition, Kinesiology, Public policy, Health education|
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