MS (Master of Science)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Elizabeth F. Lowe
Alison K. Schaefer, Amelia Brown
Parents of elementary school children in the small, rural area of Unicoi County, TN were surveyed to determine their attitudes toward health, nutrition, and Unicoi County Schools' Wellness Policy. Elementary school classrooms were randomly chosen to receive surveys for the children's parents to return by mail. Data were compiled and analyzed using SPSS software. Over 99% of parents stated that nutrition education in schools was important, and 96% stated schools played an important role in their child's health. The assessment provided meaningful data and laid groundwork for future nutrition education programs. The research showed rural, lower-income parents are supportive of positive nutritional changes in schools.
Thesis - Open Access
Taylor, Audrey Lynn, "Evaluation of an Elementary School Wellness Concept in Rural East Tennessee." (2007). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 2128. http://dc.etsu.edu/etd/2128
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