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Author Ovsepyan, Karmen, author.
Title Nutrition education curriculum : healthy eating summer camp for kids, a pilot program / by Karmen Ovsepyan.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.

 Electronic Book  TX165 .Z95 2012 O97eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (vii, 44 pages) + 37 image files.
Content Type text
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Format online resource
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Note Accompanying files contain visual components of the Healthy Eating Summer Camp for Kids.
Thesis M.S. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 27-32).
Summary The purpose of this graduate project was to develop a pilot program that included nutrition lessons, physical activity, and cooking sessions to provide a curriculum for children ages 8-to-11 years old, in the hope of increasing nutrition knowledge that may help improve their lifestyle habits. The Healthy Eating Summer Camp for Kids was implemented through the Summer Academic Program for Elementary School Students (SAPESS) on California State University, Northridge campus. The curriculum included lesson plans, cooking sessions and physical activity, which were tailored to each food group of the Food Guide Pyramid for each week of the five week long course. The three learning theories, cognitivism [cognitive], humanism [affective], and behaviorism [psycho-motor] were implemented throughout the course. The same pre- and post-tests were administered to evaluate the effectiveness of the curriculum regarding students' nutrition knowledge status. This project was successful in evaluating the effectiveness of the nutrition education component of the curriculum. Knowledge was most increased regarding the students' ability to identify the different types of dairy, to recall specific foods in the grain group that were emphasized in the curriculum, and the appropriate daily intake of foods in the grain group. Conclusions regarding the impact of the physical activity and cooking session components of the program on students' knowledge cannot be made at this time, as they were not evaluated.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on May 31, 2012).
Subject Nutrition -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
School camps -- Curricula.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Family and Consumer Sciences.
OCLC number 847545863