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J Sch Health. 1988 Feb;58(2):53-7.

Parent nutrition education: a conceptual model.

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Dept. of Food and Nutrition, College of Home Economics, North Dakota State University, Fargo 58105.


Getting nutrition information to parents is beneficial for several reasons. Children need support from their parents to implement behavior changes learned in primary prevention interventions. In addition, positive eating behavior changes last longer if interventions are aimed at family attitudes and habits rather than individuals. Finally, parents also can benefit from the information. This article summarizes selected research about the impact of youth-directed nutrition education interventions on parents. A conceptual model is proposed to guide development and evaluation of future interventions with a parent component.

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