Publication Date

1997

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Umoren, Josephine M.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences

LCSH

Medical personnel--Nutrition||Children--Nutrition

Abstract

The objective of this study was to evaluate the nutrition knowledge of health care professionals who have children ages 4-14, evaluate the children's diets in relation to the recommendations of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP), and examine the association between the parents' nutrition knowledge and their children's nutrient intakes. Sixty-three health care professionals chose to participate. They were asked to complete a personal data form, a nutrition knowledge questionnaire and to record what their children ate and drank for three consecutive days. The nutrition knowledge questionnaire was developed by the researcher and modified from the University of Guelph Nutrition Information Questionnaire. Diets were analyzed using the Food Processor Plus for calories, protein, fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and iron. The average nutrition knowledge score was 15.9±1.9 (89%), which was considered a good score. Children on average had diets consisting of 56% of calories from carbohydrates, 31% of calories for fat, 11% of calories from saturated fat, and 183mg of cholesterol. All age groups averaged alOO percent for their RDA for vitamins and minerals. There was a positive association the nutrition knowledge of health care professionals and the nutrient intakes of their children.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [37]-39)

Extent

52 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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