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The validation of a food label literacy questionnaire for elementary school children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22406011     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To determine the reliability and validity of a 10-item questionnaire, the Food Label Literacy for Applied Nutrition Knowledge questionnaire.
METHODS: Participants were elementary school children exposed to a 90-minute school-based nutrition program. Reliability was assessed via Cronbach α and intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC). Validity was assessed comparing the questionnaire's food choices using an objective metric of nutrition quality, the Overall Nutritional Quality Index (ONQI), via t test. Statistical significance was set at .05.
RESULTS: Four hundred ninety-nine children participated, 51% were female, and the average age was 8.6 (± 0.9) years. Cronbach α = .77 and ICC = 0.68 (between administrations) were observed. ONQI scores of correct responses were significantly higher when compared to the ONQI scores of incorrect responses (27.4 ± 9.4 vs 16.2 ± 9.4; P = .01).
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: The Food Label Literacy for Applied Nutrition Knowledge questionnaire was found to be both reliable and a valid measure of food label literacy in children taught the Nutrition Detectives program.
Authors:
Jesse S Reynolds; Judith A Treu; Valentine Njike; Jennifer Walker; Erica Smith; Catherine S Katz; David L Katz
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2012-03-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nutrition education and behavior     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1878-2620     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nutr Educ Behav     Publication Date:    2012 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-30     Completed Date:  2012-09-12     Revised Date:  2013-01-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101132622     Medline TA:  J Nutr Educ Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  262-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, Derby, CT 06418, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Analysis of Variance
Child
Female
Food Labeling*
Health Education / methods*,  standards*
Humans
Male
Nutritional Sciences
Questionnaires / standards*
Reproducibility of Results
Students / statistics & numerical data
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
U48 DP001945/DP/NCCDPHP CDC HHS

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