Date of Graduation
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Human Nutrition and Foods
This study is a pre and post-intervention study examining family involvement and healthy food behaviors prior to and three month post nutrition education. The intervention was conducted as part of a residential summer camp for overweight adolescents in West Virginia. Twenty-one parents were included, one parent per camper. The intervention included nine hours of nutritional instructional time consisting of lectures, PowerPoint presentations, and a grocery store tour. Data were measured to determine occurrence of positive changes within the home environment of these families. Parent education sessions were evaluated. A factor analysis and independent samples t test were used respectively to assess internal consistency and pre and post-intervention changes. Significant positive improvements occurred in the following: nutritious food availability (p<0.02), meal planning (p<0.02), aspects of positive family meals (p<0.02). Parent education sessions as part of a residential summer camp intervention made an impact on overall home environment based on parent perceptions.
Fisher, Kimberly N., "The effect of parent education on the home food environment for overweight adolescents in West Virginia" (2009). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 2757.