PROMOTION OF HEALTHY EATING PATTERNS IN YOUTH

  • Perry, Cheryl L, (PI)

Project: Research projectResearch Demonstration and Dissemination Projects

Description

The proposed program will develop and test curricula designed to teach the
concepts of healthy eating to elementary students in the fourth grade.
Also tested will be addition of parental involvement to the classroom
teaching. The research will be conducted in three phases: 1) Pilot year -
Development of curricula and testing in a classroom setting - Development
of evaluation measures including educational process, cognitiopns, reported
behaviors and physiological measures; 2) Study One - Twenty-four schools
will be randomly assigned to a new curriculum, traditional nutrition
curriculum or control status. They will be followed by evaluation measures
for three years; and 3) Study Two-Thirty-two schools will be randomly
assigned to the newly developed curriculum taught with and without parents
involvement. The students will be followed two years. The objectives of
this research are to develop effective teaching methods for eating patterns
designed to prevent premature cardiovascular diseases. Disciplines
necessary for this research include nutrition, education, social
psychology, epidemiology, medicine and statisics.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date7/1/836/30/88

Funding

  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health

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eating behavior
promotion
curriculum
nutrition education
epidemiology
evaluation
teaching method
student
school grade
medicine
Disease
classroom
school

Keywords

  • Medicine(all)