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An Evaluation And Exploration Of Nutrition Education In Elementary Schools, Elisha M. Hall Dec 2015

An Evaluation And Exploration Of Nutrition Education In Elementary Schools, Elisha M. Hall

Nutrition & Health Sciences Dissertations & Theses

Childhood obesity is a significant problem in the United States. Obese children suffer from a variety of physical, emotional, and social consequences. To curb or reduce this problem, school-based nutrition education interventions have become more common. However, little research has been conducted concerning nutrition-related socioeconomic disparities in behavior change constructs for low and high income children, which is integral to forming appropriate theory-based interventions and allocating resources appropriately. Research into classroom teachers’ perspectives is also an area in need of strengthening to better inform interventions. Finally, the School Enrichment Kit Program (SEKP), a current interactive, classroom-based, nutrition and physical activity ...