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
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
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?