NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Back to results
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ868196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Nutrition Instruction in Seventh Grade: A Comparison of Teachers with and without FCS Background
Murimi, Mary W.; Sample, Alicia; Hunt, Alice
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v100 n3 p22-27 2008
This study compared attitudes and confidence levels, regarding classroom nutrition education, of seventh grade teachers of nutrition, family and consumer sciences (FCS), or health education. A 17-item online questionnaire was used to obtain the data from randomly selected schools in Louisiana. Teachers who reported an educational background in FCS (n = 75) were significantly more confident in teaching nutrition and influencing students' nutrition related behaviors than teachers without an FCS background (n = 28). The findings suggest that teachers with an FCS background are more confident teaching students about healthy nutrition habits and are more likely to influence student behavior regarding nutrition. (Contains 3 tables.)
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. 400 North Columbus Street Suite 202, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 800-424-8080; Tel: 703-706-4600; Fax: 703-706-4663; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 7
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana