2007 Student Research Conference:
20th Annual Student Research Conference

Human Potential and Performance

Assessing the Knowledge of Nutrition and Exercise in Students K-12 to help create an effective wellness strategy
Joseph W. Hassler
Prof. Pamela Gardner, Faculty Mentor

This study focused on the knowledge and choice of students in kindergarten thru grade twelve in a rural northeastern school district regarding both nutrition and exercise. This presentation addresses the methodology used to explore the problem. Surveys used in the study were developed by the researchers and then validated by a panel of educational experts. The surveys were then tested on a sample population including students from 2nd, 5th, and 9th grades. The surveys were administered by the researchers using a set and consistent method. The data was then tallied and analyzed by the researchers using an SPSS statistical analysis program.

Keywords: methodology, pediatric, nutrition, exercise, knowledge, choice


Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 36-3
Location: VH 1000
Time: 1:45 pm

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