The Impact of Nutritional Choices on Wellness in Adolescent Females in Middle Tennessee

Dewanna Lenea Bandy, Tennessee State University

Abstract

The purpose of this quantitative quasi-experimental pretest-posttest design study was to examine the nutritional impact of two treatment groups that focus on instruction as compared to a control group in a large suburban school in middle Tennessee. The first treatment group (n=47) consisted of freshmen students who had completed a nutrition lesson based on the MyPlate guidelines. The second treatment group (n=41) consisted of freshmen students who had completed a physical activity lesson. The control group (n=42) consisted of freshmen students who had not been exposed to a nutrition lesson nor an exercise lesson. All which were based on the students’ weight and body fat percentage.^ The sample of students who were studied included female freshmen ages fourteen and fifteen, in a local school district. When there are concerns that children possess poor dietary patterns, this research study supported the need to motivate educators to instruct an effective and efficient wellness curriculum that will instill positive dietary habits.^

Subject Area

Health education

Recommended Citation

Dewanna Lenea Bandy, "The Impact of Nutritional Choices on Wellness in Adolescent Females in Middle Tennessee" (2016). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI10119080.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI10119080

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