HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Second graders dig into Healthy Choices, Healthy Me!

SACRAMENTO, CA-September 5, 2006-Dairy Council of California announces that a scientifically rigorous evaluation conducted by WestEd demonstrates that Healthy Choices, Healthy Me! second-grade nutrition education program effectively conveys basic nutrition concepts and improves students' food choices.

"Because nutrition behaviors are learned, it is important to help children start making healthy choices early and the classroom is an appropriate venue to supplement parents' efforts," said Peggy Biltz, CEO, Dairy Council of California. "Using Healthy Choices, Healthy Me! in the classroom is an excellent way to incorporate nutrition education in schools. Students are more willing to try foods from each of the food groups; dairy, meat and beans, fruits, vegetables and grains, once they understand the importance of these foods as part of balanced meals."

Using a randomized control group design in the study, 38 classes from schools throughout California participated in the Healthy Choices, Healthy Me! evaluation. Teachers participating in the study either taught the Healthy Choices, Healthy Me! program (treatment group) or received the program after the final survey was conducted (control group). A pretest, posttest, and follow-up survey four months later were administered to determine program outcomes, including knowledge retention, attitude and behavior change. Data from 699 second-grade students in both the treatment and control groups were included in the analysis.

Upon completing the 10-lesson Healthy Choices, Healthy Me! program, students in the treatment group scored 20 percent higher on questions about the USDA MyPyramid food guidance system and retained that knowledge over time. Students in the treatment group reported statistically significant increases in selecting milk and milk products, fruits and vegetables for breakfast or snack as compared to the control group.

"Our rigorous develo
'"/>

Contact: Sara Miller
saram@dairycouncilofca.org
916-263-3560
Dairy Council of California
5-Sep-2006


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Secondary waste from chemical weapons stockpile disposal
2. Second annual stem cell symposium to focus on heart tissue, blood diseases
3. Second low-oxygen pathway hints at cancer, cardiovascular disease physiology
4. Second messenger NAADP shows fast, dose-related impact on satiety cycle
5. Healthy coral reefs hit hard by warmer temperatures
6. Healthy reefs hit hardest by warmer temperatures
7. Healthy coastal wetlands would adapt to rising oceans
8. Healthy coral reefs of Madagascar resisting damage from climate change
9. Healthy fruits, vegetables highlight joint medical, agricultural research meet in Texas
10. Healthy cleavage: How statins protect against Alzheimer disease
11. Healthy mix of GI tract microbes are key to preventing allergies and asthma

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:7/4/2020)... ... July 03, 2020 , ... ... outstanding recognition and multiple awards for not only the products and treatments developed, ... Skincare and Vivace® Microneedle RF. All the brands built by ABM have received ...
(Date:6/28/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, ... ... of enterprise software solutions for biopharmaceutical R&D, today announced that it has ... developing innovative, full-length multispecific antibodies (Multiclonics®), to support their translational and clinical ...
(Date:6/23/2020)... ... June 22, 2020 , ... The field of quantitation of large ... (LBA) have dominated this area. However, the use of mass spectrometry in this field ... necessitates the question “How do you choose which approach to use (LBA or MS)?” ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/11/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... June 08, 2020 , ... ... universal vaccine platform delivered through the use of proprietary clean viral vectors, recently ... in the United States. Greffex’s platform is the world’s most successful gene ...
(Date:6/2/2020)... ... June 01, 2020 , ... As ... encourage positive change in the world, enterprise security solutions provider bitsIO donated time ... people working from home during self-quarantines and shelter-in-place orders, companies are increasingly concerned ...
(Date:5/26/2020)... ... 26, 2020 , ... Brilliant , the leading smart home control and ... openers, announce a new integration to bring more convenience, simplicity, and security to the ... Aladdin Connect® can now be controlled from Brilliant’s in-wall touchscreen control panels and mobile ...
(Date:5/15/2020)... ... May 14, 2020 , ... ... working cell banks and hMSC bioprocess systems, today announced the launch of ... hMSC-derived extracellular vesicles (EVs). RoosterCollect™-EV-CC is the only system designed with hMSC-EV ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: