Does a nutrition education programme change the knowledge and practice of healthy diets among high school adolescents in Chennai, India?

Abstract

This study was conducted among adolescents studying in standard VIII and IX in two private schools in Chennai city. Nutrition education as lectures and interactive discussions were given to students one hour every week for a period of 10 weeks. Information on knowledge and attitude on healthy eating and dietary practices was collected before and after the nutrition education intervention using a questionnaire. Differences in knowledge, attitude and practice of students on healthy diet were measured using the X<sup>2</sup> test with the level of significance p

A total of 181 students were involved in the study (response rate 92%). Following the nutrition education programme, satisfactory dietary knowledge significantly improved from 37% to 67% (p

Citation

Rani, MA.; Shriraam, V.; Zachariah, R.; Harries, AD.; Satyanarayana, S.; Tetali, S.; Anchala, R.; Muthukumar, D.; Sathiyasekaran, BWC. Does a nutrition education programme change the knowledge and practice of healthy diets among high school adolescents in Chennai, India? Health Education Journal (2012) 72 (6) 733-741. [DOI: 10.1177/0017896912461093]

Does a nutrition education programme change the knowledge and practice of healthy diets among high school adolescents in Chennai, India?

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