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1. Nguyen, Bong Thi. Nutrition education intervention to increase nutrition knowledge and healthy food choices among fourth- and Fifth-graders in East Lubbock, Texas: A promised neighborhood project.

Degree: MS, Nutritional Sciences, 2016, Texas Tech University

This purpose of this study was to implement a nutrition education intervention to promote healthy eating behaviors among elementary school-aged children in 4th and 5th grades in East Lubbock, Texas. A total of 84 children in 4th and 5th grades at Joan Y. Ervin Elementary participated in the study. The intervention was informed by the Social Cognitive Theory (SCT), which was used to guide the intervention’s strategies and activities. The intervention consisted of 8 nutrition lessons with cooking demonstrations and was implemented for a total of 90 minutes (45 minutes for each components) weekly over a 3-month period. The intervention provided children information about MyPlate, how to make smart choices when shopping, eating out, and cooking at home, and how to read food labels in order to make smart dietary choices. Handouts, worksheets, and recipes were given to the children to take home. A validated and reliability-tested questionnaire was used to evaluated children’s nutrition knowledge, fruit, vegetable, and milk intakes, and nutrition-related self-efficacy. Findings from the analysis of the questionnaire at pre- and post-intervention showed that the intervention significantly impacted the children’s knowledge (from 14.30 to 17.98, p = .001) and self-efficacy related to eating low-fat dairy foods and finding the serving size on the food label (from 3.42 to 3.81, p = .04 and from 3.30 to 3.91, p = .032, respectively). There was no significant difference in fruit, vegetable, and milk intake and other self-efficacy items. The results of this study are useful in providing information and knowledge which can assist researchers involved in promoting healthy eating behaviors among elementary school-aged children. Advisors/Committee Members: Murimi, Mary (advisor), Oldewage-Theron, Wilna (committee member), Dawson, John A (committee member), Murimi, Mary (Committee Chair).

Subjects/Keywords: nutrition education; children; intervention

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APA (6th Edition):

Nguyen, B. T. (2016). Nutrition education intervention to increase nutrition knowledge and healthy food choices among fourth- and Fifth-graders in East Lubbock, Texas: A promised neighborhood project. (Masters Thesis). Texas Tech University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2346/72352

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Nguyen, Bong Thi. “Nutrition education intervention to increase nutrition knowledge and healthy food choices among fourth- and Fifth-graders in East Lubbock, Texas: A promised neighborhood project.” 2016. Masters Thesis, Texas Tech University. Accessed December 18, 2018. http://hdl.handle.net/2346/72352.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Nguyen, Bong Thi. “Nutrition education intervention to increase nutrition knowledge and healthy food choices among fourth- and Fifth-graders in East Lubbock, Texas: A promised neighborhood project.” 2016. Web. 18 Dec 2018.

Vancouver:

Nguyen BT. Nutrition education intervention to increase nutrition knowledge and healthy food choices among fourth- and Fifth-graders in East Lubbock, Texas: A promised neighborhood project. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Texas Tech University; 2016. [cited 2018 Dec 18]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2346/72352.

Council of Science Editors:

Nguyen BT. Nutrition education intervention to increase nutrition knowledge and healthy food choices among fourth- and Fifth-graders in East Lubbock, Texas: A promised neighborhood project. [Masters Thesis]. Texas Tech University; 2016. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2346/72352


Texas Tech University

2. -5597-6401. A nutrition education intervention on maternal and child nutrition and care practices among the Turkana people in Kenya.

Degree: PhD, Nutritional Sciences, 2016, Texas Tech University

The purpose of this study was twofold. 1) To assess maternal and child nutritional status, food security, maternal nutritional knowledge and child care practices of the Turkana community and 2) to design a sustainable nutritional education intervention project aimed at reducing maternal and child malnutrition in Turkana County Kenya. The study was carried out in three phases, baseline, intervention, and follow-up. At baseline, 408 women and children were randomly selected from Nadapal and Nayainei villages in Turkana County. Maternal and child nutritional status, food security, dietary intake, maternal nutritional knowledge and child care practices were all assessed using validated questionnaires and anthropometric measurements. The intervention involved training women on breastfeeding, complementary feeding, hygiene and sanitation. Training was carried out for two, three hour sessions every day for five days. During the intervention, 72 women and four female community leaders were trained through lectures, demonstrations, and hands on activities. Six months after the intervention, a follow-up was done to assess the effect of the intervention on maternal knowledge, dietary intake, and nutritional status. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics (means, median, and percentages), paired t tests, and Mcnemar tests. Results of this study showed that 53% of the women were underweight (BMI< 18.5kg/m2), 24% of the children were stunted, 20.7% wasted, and 28.6% underweight. Almost all (99%) the households were food insecure. Calories and nutrient intake was inadequate, especially the intake of vitamin A, calcium, and zinc. In addition, there was poor dietary diversity with most households consuming mainly cereals and tubers and less fruits, dairy products, and animal source proteins. Mothers displayed adequate knowledge on the need and importance of breastfeeding and complementary feeding; however, some did not have adequate knowledge on the recommended length of exclusive breastfeeding and the required quality of complementary foods. The intervention showed improved knowledge on exclusive breastfeeding and complementary feeding. There was also an increase in dietary diversity after the intervention, especially in the fruits and dairy products. There was no significant changes in nutritional status in both women and children after the intervention. In conclusion, this study found high maternal and child malnutrition in Turkana County. Malnutrition in this population was associated with the high food insecurity, poor dietary intake, low maternal nutritional knowledge and presence of infectious diseases. It was also concluded that an intense and comprehensive nutrition education program was able to improve maternal nutritional knowledge and dietary diversity. Findings from this study imply that there is need for intervention programs that target both acute and chronic malnutrition as well as inclusion of nutrition education in such programs. Advisors/Committee Members: Reed, Debra (committee member), Binks, Martin (committee member), Yuan, Jessica (committee member), Mckenney, Cynthia (committee member), Murimi, Mary (Committee Chair).

Subjects/Keywords: Nutritional Status; Nutrition Education; Intervention; Food Security

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APA (6th Edition):

-5597-6401. (2016). A nutrition education intervention on maternal and child nutrition and care practices among the Turkana people in Kenya. (Doctoral Dissertation). Texas Tech University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2346/73711

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

-5597-6401. “A nutrition education intervention on maternal and child nutrition and care practices among the Turkana people in Kenya.” 2016. Doctoral Dissertation, Texas Tech University. Accessed December 18, 2018. http://hdl.handle.net/2346/73711.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

-5597-6401. “A nutrition education intervention on maternal and child nutrition and care practices among the Turkana people in Kenya.” 2016. Web. 18 Dec 2018.

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Vancouver:

-5597-6401. A nutrition education intervention on maternal and child nutrition and care practices among the Turkana people in Kenya. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Texas Tech University; 2016. [cited 2018 Dec 18]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2346/73711.

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Council of Science Editors:

-5597-6401. A nutrition education intervention on maternal and child nutrition and care practices among the Turkana people in Kenya. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Texas Tech University; 2016. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2346/73711

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