Because children's eating habits predict their adult eating habits, educating children about healthy foods is essential (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2000). A Midwest Extension Service created and delivered an educational experience for preschool children to increase knowledge of fruits and vegetables. The knowledge assessment scores (range of 0 to 7) increased from 3.5 (± 1.8) to 5.9 (± 1.9) (p < 0.001, n = 19) following the program. Analysis concluded that the children learned about fruits and vegetables through this experience. Other educators can readily adapted the program for a range of age groups and settings.
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Niemeier, B. S., Tande, D. L., Hwang, J., Stastny, S., & Hektner, J. M. (2010). Using Education, Exposure, and Environments to Increase Preschool Children's Knowledge About Fruit and Vegetables. The Journal of Extension, 48(1), Article 21. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol48/iss1/21