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Using Food Models to Enhance Sugar Literacy among Older Adolescents: Evaluation of a Brief Experiential Nutrition Education Intervention

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dc.contributor.author Santaló, María Isabel
dc.contributor.author Gibbons, Sandra
dc.contributor.author Naylor, Patti-Jean
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-09T17:05:39Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-09T17:05:39Z
dc.date.copyright 2019 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Santaló, M.I., Gibbons, S. & Naylor, P. (2019). Using Food Models to Enhance Sugar Literacy among Older Adolescents: Evaluation of a Brief Experiential Nutrition Education Intervention. Nutrients, 11(8), 1763. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11081763 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nu11081763
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/11479
dc.description.abstract Adolescent diets high in sugar are a public health concern. Sugar literacy interventions have changed intake but focused more on children, adults, and early adolescents and on sugar sweetened beverages rather than total sugar consumption. Food models are an efficacious experiential learning strategy with children. This study assessed the impact of two 45 min nutrition lessons using food models on adolescents’ sugar literacy. Classes (n = 16) were randomized to intervention or control with knowledge, label reading skills, intentions to limit sugar consumption measured at baseline and follow-up. Two hundred and three students aged 14 to 19 from six schools on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada participated in the study. Adolescents’ knowledge of added sugar in foods and beverages and servings per food group in a healthy diet was limited at baseline but improved significantly in the intervention condition (F(1, 201) = 104.84, p < 0.001) compared to controls. Intention to consume less added sugar increased significantly after intervention (F(1, 201) = 4.93, p = 0.03) as did label reading confidence (F(1, 200) = 14.94, p < 0.001). A brief experiential learning intervention using food models was efficacious for changing student’s knowledge about sugar guidelines and sugar in food, label reading confidence, and intention to change sugar consumption. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Nutrients en_US
dc.subject sugar en_US
dc.subject knowledge en_US
dc.subject education intervention en_US
dc.subject food models en_US
dc.subject adolescent en_US
dc.title Using Food Models to Enhance Sugar Literacy among Older Adolescents: Evaluation of a Brief Experiential Nutrition Education Intervention en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Reviewed en_US


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