Publication Date

1-1-2007

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Ozier, Amy D.

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to improve existing nutrition communication materials in an attempt to better educate parents of children in the WIC program about the influence that they have on their child’s health and weight. Data analysis: qualitative analysis of subjective comments given during the focus group. WIC clients favored positive messages and suggestions on how to decrease a child’s risk for becoming overweight, over messages that addressed the fact that if a parent was overweight then their child was at risk for becoming overweight. The enhanced WIC nutrition education handouts will effectively and sensitively address the issue of overweight among WIC clients due to a thorough evaluation of the handouts, which involved both WIC staff and WIC clients.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

15 pages, 29 unnumbered pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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