Evaluation of Fast Food Behavior in Pre-School Children and Parents Following a One-Year Intervention with Nutrition Education
AbstractA community-based intervention study was conducted to assess a nutrition education intervention on western style fast food consumption among Chinese children and parents. Eight kindergartens from three district areas of Hefei City (a total of 1252 children aged 4–6 years and their parents) were randomly selected. Descriptive and analytical statistical methods were used to evaluate the baseline, midterm, and final western style fast food knowledge, attitude, and practice in both parents and children were used to identify and compare the knowledge, attitude, and practice in the parents and children. Parents and children were divided into “intervention” and “control” groups based on nutrition education status. Consumption of western style fast food at breakfast in Chinese children and parents is not high. The main reasons for this in children is that consumption of western style fast food is not viewed as “food”, but rather as a “gift” or “interesting”. The time of children’s consumption of western style fast food is mostly likely to be in the weekends. The nutrition education modified the parents’ western style fast food behavior (p < 0.01), although it did not change significantly in children. The healthy nutrition concept should be built up among Chinese, especially in children. Insights from the families provide leads for future research and ideas for the nutrition education. View Full-Text
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Gao, Y.; Huang, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Liu, F.; Feng, C.X.; Liu, T.; Li, C.; Lin, D.; Mu, Y.; Tarver, S.L.; Wang, M.; Sun, W. Evaluation of Fast Food Behavior in Pre-School Children and Parents Following a One-Year Intervention with Nutrition Education. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11, 6780-6790.
Gao Y, Huang Y, Zhang Y, Liu F, Feng CX, Liu T, Li C, Lin D, Mu Y, Tarver SL, Wang M, Sun W. Evaluation of Fast Food Behavior in Pre-School Children and Parents Following a One-Year Intervention with Nutrition Education. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2014; 11(7):6780-6790.Chicago/Turabian Style
Gao, Yongqing; Huang, Yuee; Zhang, Yongjun; Liu, Fengqiong; Feng, Cindy X.; Liu, Tingting; Li, Changwei; Lin, Dongdong; Mu, Yongping; Tarver, Siobhan L.; Wang, Mao; Sun, Wenjie. 2014. "Evaluation of Fast Food Behavior in Pre-School Children and Parents Following a One-Year Intervention with Nutrition Education." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 11, no. 7: 6780-6790.