Effectiveness of Various Nutrition Education Teaching Methods for High School Students: a Case Study in Alabama, United States
Sovyanhadi, Marta, and Cort, Malcolm A., (2004) Effectiveness of Various Nutrition Education Teaching Methods for High School Students: a Case Study in Alabama, United States. Malaysian Journal of Nutrition, 10 (1). pp. 31-37. ISSN 1394-035X
Official URL: http://nutriweb.org.my/publications/mjn0010_1/mjn10n1_art5.pdf
Oakwood College, Dept. of Family and Consumer Sciences, Oklahoma
This study examined a nutrition education program consisting of two content sessions: food-label reading, and food pyramid guide. In each session two groups of nutrition interns utilized four teaching methods: role-play/video presentation/display, grocery store tour, overhead transparency and lecture, and power point lecture, among a group of (N = 29) ninth grade, high school students. The purpose was to determine the most effective method of delivering nutrition education to high school students. Analysis using the Kruskal Wallis One-way Analysis of Variance showed that the combination method of role-playing/video presentation/visual display was most effective in the food pyramid session (÷² = 8.13, p = .04). While this method was given the highest rank in the food label reading session it was not statistically significant. These results show that a combination of methods classified as the teacher’s style, is more effective than a style that involves a single teaching method.
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