DOI: 10.14704/nq.2018.16.2.1165

Results from a Quasi-experimental Study of a Training Intervention for Healthy Eating Behaviors of Students

Jin Zhou


Children and adolescents need adequate and healthy nutrition, more than other age groups, in order to achieve adequate physical growth and mental development. Children need to teach nutrition in order to obtain the necessary skills for a proper selection of foods. To examine the effectiveness of a training intervention to improve eating behaviors of students. Quasi-experimental, pre-post-test design with a control group. Participants were elementary students (n = 65 total, n = 31 intervention, n = 34 control group) and male. While there was no significant difference in both groups at baseline, the intervention group showed significantly improved nutritional knowledge, nutritional attitude and nutritional behavior. A training intervention can effectively enhance students’ healthy eating behaviors during the school age.


Healthy Eating Behaviors, Elementary Students, Nutritional Knowledge, Nutritional Attitude

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