Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Journal of School Health

Publisher

Wiley

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences / School of Education / School of Science

RAS ID

32745

Funders

Healthway West Australian Health Promotion Foundation

Comments

Miller, M., Barwood, D., Furfaro, M., Boston, J., Smith, S., & Masek, M. (2021). Identifying differences in nutrition‐related learning interests of adolescent students. Journal of School Health, 91(4), 277-284. https://doi.org/10.1111/josh.12997

Abstract

© 2021 The Authors. Journal of School Health published by Wiley Periodicals LLC. on behalf of American School Health Association. BACKGROUND: In this study, we examined nutrition-related topics among adolescent students attending schools with different Indices of Community Socio-Educational Advantage (ICSEA). METHOD: Participating students (N = 206) from 5 schools in Western Australia completed a paper-based questionnaire on nutrition-related topics. Frequencies and independent chi-square tests were used to identify differences between sexes and school ICSEA. RESULTS: Of the participating students, 75% were interested in learning about 8 of 16 topics. We found statistically significant differences by sex (p < .01) for “Eating the right foods for preventing illness and disease,” “Eating the right food for being active” among girls, and “Reducing food waste” among boys. We also noted differences by school ICSEA. CONCLUSION: Acknowledging sex and socioeducational differences in teaching and learning may help teachers to engage adolescent students in nutrition education.

DOI

10.1111/josh.12997

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Research Themes

Health

Priority Areas

Exercise, nutrition, lifestyle and other interventions for optimal health across the lifespan

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