Food stamp recipients eat more vegetables after viewing nutrition videos
AuthorsAmy Block Joy
Mary Lavender Fujii
Authors AffiliationsA.B. Joy is Academic Specialist, Department of Nutrition, UC Davis; N. Feldman is Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Advisors, UCCE Stanislaus, Contra Costa and Solano counties, respectively; M.L. Fujii is Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Advisors, UCCE Stanislaus, Contra Costa and Solano counties, respectively; L. Garcia is Interim County Director and Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Advisor, UCCE Sonoma County; M. Hudes is Senior Statistician Department of Nutritional Sciences, UC Berkeley; R. Mitchell is Staff Research Associate, Department of Nutritional Sciences, UC Berkeley; S. Bunch is Staff Research Associate, Department of Nutrition, UC Davis; D. Metz is Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Advisors, UCCE Stanislaus, Contra Costa and Solano counties, respectively.
Hilgardia 53(5):24-28. DOI:10.3733/ca.v053n05p24. September 1999.
After viewing a videotape promoting vegetables, food stamp recipients increased their consumption of vegetables. The control group that viewed a videotape on the safe use of household chemicals also increased their vegetable consumption, but to a lesser extent. The food stamp recipients greatly increased their potato consumption and scored significantly higher for vegetable knowledge than they had on the pretest, whereas the control group significantly improved its knowledge on the safe use of household chemicals. This study demonstrates that videotape instruction can improve nutrition knowledge, and to some extent can change the behavior of food stamp recipients.
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