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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 10

The effect of nutrition and food hygieneeducation on the knowledge of female elementary school teachers in city of ferdows

Department of Health Education and Health Promotion, Faculty of Health School, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran

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Mitra Moodi
Faculty of Health School, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Phd Cndidate of Health Education, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan
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Source of Support: Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2277-9531.107940

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Introduction: Teachers are one of the most influential groups in elevating social health, and their teaching nutritional points to the students can both affect students' awareness and the transferring of such nutritional education to the families. This study was undertaken tosurvey the influence of nutrition and nutritional health education on the awareness of female elementary school teachers. Materials and Methods: Fifty-seven female elementary school teachers were chosen from the Ferdows City for this quasi-experimental study. Prior to the outset of the educational workshop, they were asked to fill out a questionnaire about nutrition and nutritional health, which was followed by the two-day workshop. After two months, they were given a second questionnaire. The results were analyzed by paired t-test, ANOVA, and McNemar. In all the tests, a significance level a = 0.05 was considered. Results: Findings of the study showed that the mean score of awareness before interference was 10.98%, which reached up to 18.2% after the interference ( P < 0.001). With regard to theimportance of breakfast intake, the teachers' awareness increased from 57.9 to 98.2% from before to after intervention, respectively. Conclusion: Applying interventional methods of education in teacher training centers in conjunction with medical and educational centers, with regard to nutrition and nutritional health, can elevate the health of students.

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