Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)

Program

Clinical Nutrition

Date of Award

5-2007

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Elizabeth F. Lowe

Committee Members

Alison K. Schaefer, Jamie B. Kridler

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to determine if the health parameters of female employees would improve, as measured in the posttest data, following the completion of a 12-week employee wellness program. The participants included 17 female employees from the Carter County Health Department located in Elizabethton, Tennessee. The principle investigator assessed the changes in the pretests and posttests and analyzed the data using SPSS. The results showed on average an increase in fruit and vegetable consumption and in the number of days exercised per week as well as improved diastolic blood pressure and triglyceride levels. The employees who experienced weight loss, consumed at least four servings of fruit and vegetables per day, and exercised at least 30 minutes five or more days per week had the greatest improvement in health parameters.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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