The NOAH net Fruit and Vegetable Series highlighted the 5-A-Day program, basic nutrition, and beneficial uses of fruits and vegetables. Lessons included pre and post testing, lesson plans, handouts, activities, recipes, and resource lists. This lesson series incorporated fruit and vegetable cartoon characters to provide alternative learning methods.
- Pilot Tested
The series was tested in a community-based pilot study, designed to improve fruit and vegetable consumption and reduce barriers of older adults participating in congregate meal programs in Northeast Georgia. A total of 54 participants completed pre-tests followed by the nutrition education series and 47 completed the post-test. There was a significant improvement in several fruit and vegetable intakes after the intervention. African American participants who responded correctly for the 5 fruits and vegetables recommendations increased from 13% to 41% post intervention. The intervention improved behaviors, attitudes, and knowledge related to fruit and vegetable intake, as per authors.
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