Using focus group interviews, information was gathered from teens describing their perceptions about the benefits and barriers of consuming select nutrient-dense foods, such as dark-green leafy and deep-yellow vegetables, fruits, low-fat dairy foods, and whole grains, and their preferences for learning about foods and nutrition. The article demonstrates how social marketing was used to gather, assess, and use descriptive information to plan a nutrition education program targeting teens. While the content was specific to nutrition education and teens, the concepts presented are appropriate for Extension Educators, and applicable to a broad range of health behaviors.
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Snow, G., & Benedict, J. (2003). Using Social Marketing to Plan a Nutrition Education Program Targeting Teens. The Journal of Extension, 41(6), Article 7. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol41/iss6/7