Growing healthy kids: A school enrichment nutrition education program to promote healthy behaviors for children

Alyssa Vierregger, Johnna Hall, Natalie Sehi, Mary Abbott, Karen Wobig, Julie A. Albrecht, Mindy Anderson-Knott, Wanda Koszewski

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Abstract

The Growing Healthy Kids Program is a school-based nutrition education program that teaches students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade about healthy eating, physical activity, and how their body uses food. Pre- and post-knowledge data is collected from the students to measure changes in nutrition knowledge. In the first 2 years of the program, significant improvements in nutrition knowledge were found in all three grades. Teachers reported that students were more aware of the importance of nutrition and were making healthier meal and/or snack choices at the end of the program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5IAW3
JournalJournal of Extension
Volume53
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Vierregger, A., Hall, J., Sehi, N., Abbott, M., Wobig, K., Albrecht, J. A., Anderson-Knott, M., & Koszewski, W. (2015). Growing healthy kids: A school enrichment nutrition education program to promote healthy behaviors for children. Journal of Extension, 53(5), [5IAW3].