Evaluation of a preschool nutrition education program based on the theory of multiple intelligences

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This report describes the evaluation of a preschool nutrition education program based on the theory of multiple intelligences. Forty-six nutrition educators provided a series of 12 lessons to 6102 preschool-age children.The program was evaluated using a pretest/post-test design to assess differences in fruit and vegetable identification, healthy snack choices, willingness to taste foods, and eating behaviors. Subjects showed significant improvement in food identification and recognition, healthy snack identification, willingness to taste foods, and frequency of fruit, vegetable, meat, and dairy consumption. The evaluation indicates that the program was an effective approach for educating preschool children about nutrition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-164
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Volume33
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2001

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Intelligence
Snacks
Preschool Children
Education
Food
Vegetables
Fruit
Program Evaluation
Feeding Behavior
Meat
Identification (Psychology)

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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