Using Education, Exposure, and Environments to Increase Preschool Children's Knowledge About Fruit and Vegetables
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