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A Critical Thinking Approach Increases Offerings of Dark Green Leafy, Yellow / Orange, Cruciferous Vegetables, and Tomatoes in the Diets of Low-income Children
The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues
  • Ingrid K. Richards Adams, University of Kentucky
  • Cheryl Olmstead Hausafus, Iowa State University
  • Suzanne Hendrich, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
3-1-2010
Abstract

To evaluate the effectiveness of a critical thinking (CT) educational approach for Head Start parents in increasing offerings of dark green leafy, yellow/orange, cruciferous vegetables, tomatoes (specific vegetables), in their children’s diets. A two-group (experimental, control) randomized, pretest-posttest design was used. The experimental group participated in two 45-minute sessions on vegetables based on the CT approach. A CT definition, model, curriculum and lesson plans were developed. Significant differences were found between the experimental and control groups in mean posttest scores for vegetable knowledge 3.72 (SE 0.26) and 2.99 (SE 0.26), for critical thinking 2.34 (SE 0.63) and 0.73 (SE 0.47), and offerings of specific vegetables 6.11 (SE 0.48) and 4.97 (SE 0.45). There was no change in attitudes towards vegetables during the study. Participants already possessed positive attitudes before the intervention. Future work should continue the development of the critical thinking methodology.

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This is an article from The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues, North Carolina Cooperative Extension and, North Carolina State University,15(2010):1-12. Posted with permission.

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Ingrid K. Richards Adams, et al.
Language
en
Date Available
2014-11-13
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Citation Information
Ingrid K. Richards Adams, Cheryl Olmstead Hausafus and Suzanne Hendrich. "A Critical Thinking Approach Increases Offerings of Dark Green Leafy, Yellow / Orange, Cruciferous Vegetables, and Tomatoes in the Diets of Low-income Children" The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues Vol. 15 Iss. 1 (2010) p. 12
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/suzanne_hendrich/6/