Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: Nutrition in-service professional development to increase self-efficacy, outcome expectancies, outcome values and intentions to teach nutrition education. The lessons contained material on the contents and benefits of the food groups, eating based on the food groups, reading food labels, body image, and surviving fast food restaurants and the school cafeteria

Study Results: The intervention group scored significantly higher than the control group in both self-efficacy and outcome expectations. Furthermore, scores for intention to teach and outcome values were higher post-intervention.

Reference: McCaughtry, N., Fahlman, M., Martin, J., & Shen, B. (2011). Efficacy, intent to teach, and implementation of nutrition education increases after training for health educators. American Journal of Health Education, 42(3), 181-190

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good