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2013

Sociology

Iowa State University

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Investigation Of The Effects Of Nutrition Education On The Lifestyles Of Third-Grade Children And Their Parents, Natalia Frishman, Mack C. Shelley, Doris Montgomery Jan 2013

Investigation Of The Effects Of Nutrition Education On The Lifestyles Of Third-Grade Children And Their Parents, Natalia Frishman, Mack C. Shelley, Doris Montgomery

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The current study assessed improvement in healthy lifestyles of third-grade children from Iowa schools who participated in nutrition education lessons provided by the Iowa Department of Public Health’s Building and Strengthening Iowa Community Support for Nutrition and Physical Activity (BASICS) program in 2009. The program encourages children to eat more fruits and vegetables as snacks and to be active every day. Autoregressive models and logistic regression analysis results showed that the BASICS program improved awareness of the “Pick a better snack™ & Act” campaign among children and their parents. The program also led to children’s increased preferences toward fruits ...