Experiential-Based Learning and Peer Teaching Boost Elementary Students' Calcium Intake
This article describes a nutrition education project that exposed students to experiential-based learning activities and peer-teaching models to improve their knowledge and dietary behaviors related to dairy foods. The students engaged in hands-on activities like milking cows, measuring portions, and the Dairy Detective Adventure at the county fair. 4-H club members were included in the project as peer-teachers. Dairy Food Frequency Questionnaires (pre and post program) indicated that students made significant changes in the variety and frequency of dairy food consumed. Upon completion, close to 90% of the students were consuming at least three dairy servings each day.
Savoie, K. (2006). Experiential-Based Learning and Peer Teaching Boost Elementary Students' Calcium Intake. The Journal of Extension, 44(6), Article 20. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol44/iss6/20