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Richards, Virginia; Kettler, Mary C.; Brown, Elfrieda F. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 1999
Analysis of documents from 19 college home economics/family and consumer sciences programs demonstrated the evolution of health core curriculum from emphasis on sanitation, nutrition, and food preparation to hospital-related health care. Today's emphasis on health care costs and wellness has shifted emphasis to home health care and prevention. (SK)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Health Care Costs, Health Promotion
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Oscarson, Renee A.; Branum, Judy – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 1999
Parents of 27 preschoolers completed pretests and 14 completed posttests assessing nutrition knowledge, food purchases, and children's food intake. Children who received snacks and soybean-related instruction found both soy and nonsoy snacks acceptable, compared to those who did not receive instruction. Home eating habits did not change. (SK)
Descriptors: Dietetics, Eating Habits, Nutrition Instruction, Parent Participation
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Driskell, Judy A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 1999
Vitamin and mineral supplements were taken by 67% of 88 women and 52% of 88 men surveyed. Reasons included disease prevention and inadequate diet. Women took calcium and iron more frequently. Those who did not take them cited adequate diet and expense. Influence of advertising on supplement use was a concern. (SK)
Descriptors: Advertising, Beliefs, Eating Habits, Graduate Students
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Robertson, Lona J.; Stanforth, Nancy – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 1999
A survey of 205 family and consumer-sciences majors showed that 68% have access to computers; 58% of those with computers felt their skills were good to excellent; computer attitudes (confidence, ease, enjoyment) were related to self-reported skill levels; and 62.9% were interested in taking a Web-based course. (SK)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, College Students, Computer Anxiety, Computer Attitudes
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Anderson, Carol I.; Swanson, Josephine A. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences: From Research to Practice, 1999
Describes staff development for more than 300 child-care providers delivered by videoconferences. Makes recommendations: create meaningful learning environments, balance technical and human factors, create options for interaction, have clearly defined objectives, and have contingency plans in case of technical difficulties. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Child Caregivers, Distance Education, Educational Principles
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