Modifying beverage choices of preadolescents through school-based nutrition education

Lori Roth-Yousey, Mary Caskey, Jill May, Marla M Reicks

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Abstract

The study reported here implemented and evaluated a school-based, classroom intervention to improve beverage choices of 3rd-5th grade children. Extension Nutrition Education Assistants provided six weekly classroom lessons and pre-post surveys to assess effectiveness. Fewer students reported usually consuming fruit drinks at breakfast, lunch, and in friends' homes and carbonated soft drinks at dinner after the intervention, while overall consumption of fruit drinks and carbonated soft drinks decreased. Reported availability of fruit drinks and carbonated soft drinks in the home was not changed. Further exploration of family and environmental barriers is necessary to influence healthful beverage selection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number3RIB7
JournalJournal of Extension
Volume45
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007

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