Date of Award
Master of Arts
Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (to 2011)
Dr. Maija Petersons
Dr. Susan Coates
Dr. James Bosco
Masters Thesis-Open Access
Senior citizens participating in a congregate meal program received nutrition education lessons in two different ways. One group received nutrition lectures, a second group recieved nutrition lectures accompanied by printed material. A third group served as a control. Each group contained an urban and rural site. The nutrition lectures and printed material centered on the Basic Four food groups. The lessons were presented to the subjects once a week in four successive weeks. The length of the nutrition lecture for each food group was twenty minutes. The senior citizen took pre and posttests to measure an increase or decrease in test scores. The urban lecture/ booklet group showed the greatest improvement on the posttests than the urban control and lecture group in three out of four lessons. There were no significant differences in any of the rural posttests if any of the treatments.
Williams, Janice M., "A Comparison of Two Methods of Presenting Nutrition Education to Senior Citizens Participating in a Congregate Meal Program" (1984). Master's Theses. 1579.