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Evaluation of Arizona State University’s Camp CRAVE: Does a Week-Long Cooking Camp Alter Eating Behavior, Improve Nutrition Knowledge, and/or Promote Cooking in Young Children?

Abstract Pediatric obesity is a continuing concern in the United States. Preventative intervention methods in the form of nutrition education, including hands-on cooking lessons may improve personal choices for healthy eating. This study assessed the effectiveness of Arizona State University’s Camp CRAVE, a one-week course promoting healthy eating and teaching basic cooking skills. Children ages 9-13years (mean 10.3years, n=31) participated in a pre- and post-test survey to assess if the one-week course would increase self-efficacy to cook at home and increase knowledge of nutrition. The course showed significant increase in the participants’ nutrition knowledge and preference for healthier food options. There was a significant improvement in the ch... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Bell, Kelly Marie (Author) / Johnston, Carol (Advisor) / Shepard, Christina (Advisor) / Mayol-Kreiser, Sandra (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nutrition / Education / Home economics education / children / cooking / cooking class / cooking skills / education / nutrition
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 86 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Masters Thesis Nutrition 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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