Nutrition knowledge and behaviours of children aged 8-12 who attend sport schools

Demirozu B. E. , Pehlivan A., ÇAMLIGÜNEY A. F.

4th World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), Barcelona, İspanya, 2 - 05 Şubat 2012, cilt.46, ss.4713-4717 identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Tam Metin Bildiri
  • Cilt numarası: 46
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.324
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Barcelona
  • Basıldığı Ülke: İspanya
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.4713-4717


The purpose of this study was to increase the nutrition knowledge and to create perdurable changes in children's behaviour with nutrition education-educational material. A quasi-experimental design was utilized with 78 volunteer female participants aged 8-12 who were attending a volleyball school. Education materials were given to education group to study at homes with their families during 1.5 months in order to support the education. The increase in nutrition knowledge was significant comparing to control group (p<0.005). As a result, the nutrition education and the educational material induced positive changes in nutrition knowledge and behaviours.