MS (Master of Science)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Elizabeth F. Lowe
Alison K. Schaefer, Jamie B. Kridler
The purpose of this study was to determine whether a wellness and nutrition education program directed at employees of a health care facility would result in changes in weight, waist and hip circumference, BMI, and nutritional practices. Nine participants completed the five week program including final weight, measurements and post-program survey to determine nutritional practices. All participants attended weekly group classes with topics related to nutrition, physical activity, and behavior changes. Changes in weight, anthropometric measurements, and BMI were calculated. Changes in nutritional practices were analyzed using Minitab statistical software. There were improvements made in weight, anthropometric measurements, and BMI during the program. The improvements in nutritional practices were not significant.
Thesis - Open Access
Bandy, Jessica Brown, "Wellness and Nutrition Education Program to Promote Improve Nutritional Practices and Decreased Body Mass in Individuals Working in a Health Care Setting." (2007). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 2093. http://dc.etsu.edu/etd/2093
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