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Nutrition knowledge of teen-agers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6563315     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nutrition knowledge tests were administered to 1,193 teen-agers in Oregon prior to units on nutrition in health and home economics classes. Mean scores on the test were low, 39.4 +/- 11.6% correct. Teen-agers generally knew the Four Food Groups, appropriate snacks, a single "best" source of nutrients and the basics of weight control. They overestimated the importance and necessary amounts of dietary protein and vitamin C. Most of these teen-agers did not know food sources of nutrients other than the commonly known "best" source. They also had difficulty selecting a nutritious meal unless the meal followed traditional patterns. The nutrition units taught to these teen-agers generally included the Four Food Groups, the relationship of diet to health and food sources of various nutrients. Less than one-third of the units had major emphasis on nutritional needs during pregnancy, nutrition and athletics, retention of nutrients in food preparation or food fads and myths.
J D Skinner; M J Woodburn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of school health     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0022-4391     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sch Health     Publication Date:  1984 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-07-18     Completed Date:  1984-07-18     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376370     Medline TA:  J Sch Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  71-4     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Health*
Educational Measurement
Health Education
Nutritional Sciences / education*
Students / psychology*

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