Nutrition and Physical Activity in Middle School Aged Students

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Carpenter, Alyssa
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Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE::Social medicine::Public health medicine research areas::Public health science , Students , Exercise , Nutritional Status
My research was to help enhance the behaviors and knowledge of the students at Cape Fear Christian Academy in nutrition and physical activity. The students participated in a 4-week program after taking a pre-assessment on nutrition and physical activity. Once the 4-week program was over they had a post-assessment to take to see if their was a significant difference and increase in their knowledge from the pre-assessment to the post-assessment. It was found that this 4-week program increased knowledge and ability in nutrition and physical activity. There was an increase of correct answers on the pre and post physical activity questions and nutrition questions. There was a significant difference in the overall pre and post scores as well.