Impact of a school-based culinary nutrition education program on vegetable consumption behavior, intention, and personal factors among Korean second-graders

Yeon Bai, Young Hee Kim, Young Hee Han, Taisun Hyun

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BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Veggiecation was developed to improve children’s vegetable consumption through classroom lecture and cooking activities. In this study, we explored potential determinants of vegetable consumption behavior and intention, and examined the impact of Veggiecation on vegetable consumption behavior, intention and personal factors among Korean children. SUBJECTS/METHODS: The 4-week Veggiecation program was implemented for second-graders in South Korea (35 children in the intervention group, 36 in the control group). We identified personal and environmental factors influencing vegetable consumption behavior and intention using multiple regression analyses. Consumption behavior, intention and, personal factors such as preference, attitude, and self-efficacy were compared between the groups before and after the intervention. RESULTS: Children’s vegetable consumption behavior was significantly correlated with personal, social-, and physical-environmental factors as well as intention. Among the variables, preference was the most influential factor on intention, and attitude and intention had great influence on the behavior. After the program, children in the intervention group demonstrated significant improvements in vegetable consumption, intention, attitude, preference, and self-efficacy compared with children in the control group. CONCLUSION: Veggiecation, a school-based culinary nutrition education program, improved vegetable consumption and intention, as well as preference, attitude, and self-efficacy, in second-graders. Veggiecation has great potential, as a global program, to increase children’s vegetable consumption. This program can be expanded through various channels, such as after-school programs or camps, to provide a positive impact for children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)527-534
Number of pages8
JournalNutrition Research and Practice
Volume12
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2018

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nutrition education
vegetable consumption
education programs
Vegetables
Education
self-efficacy
Self Efficacy
after-school programs
environmental factors
Republic of Korea
Control Groups
South Korea
Cooking
cooking
Regression Analysis

Keywords

  • Behavior
  • Cooking
  • Food preferences
  • Students
  • Vegetables

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Impact of a school-based culinary nutrition education program on vegetable consumption behavior, intention, and personal factors among Korean second-graders. / Bai, Yeon; Kim, Young Hee; Han, Young Hee; Hyun, Taisun.

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