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Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)


Clinical Nutrition

Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Elizabeth F. Lowe

Committee Members

Karen Schetzina, Deborah Slawson


Teachers and food service employees at a middle school in Washington County, Tennessee were surveyed to determine their perceptions of a recently implemented nutrition program in their school. The nutrition program was designed to address childhood obesity concerns via cafeteria food selections. All teachers and food service employees were eligible to receive surveys. Participants included 19 teachers (5 males, 14 females) and 5 food service employees (1 male, 4 females) employed by Washington County Department of Education and working at Boones Creek Middle School. Survey questions were based on a 5-point Likert scale. Data were insufficient to complete statistical analysis; however, findings indicated that teachers and food service employees felt the nutrition program was less than effective in making changes to the obesity problems in their school.

Document Type

Thesis - restricted


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