Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)


Clinical Nutrition

Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Elizabeth F. Lowe

Committee Members

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.

Document Type

Thesis - unrestricted


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