Evaluating Be A Food Groupie's Effectiveness: Matched Comparison Results of a Health/Nutrition Education Program Delivered at a Mississippi Children's Museum
Learning Areas:Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Demonstrate effectiveness of a health/nutrition education program delivered by a community-based children’s museum to elementary students in Mississippi during subsidized field trips to the museum. Describe results of a matched comparison evaluation among 970 students in intervention and comparison treatment groups. Discuss implications for enhancing educational impacts when children’s museums and schools collaborate to develop long-term partnerships to enhance children’s informal learning opportunities that also meet state-mandated requirements.
Keyword(s): Evaluation, Child Health Promotion
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have conducted international and domestic research on the social determinants of health among minority/vulnerable populations for over 15 years. Research areas include nutrition education, infant health, teen pregnancy prevention, eHealth interventions, CBPR, and program evaluation. My publications have appeared in journals such as Journal of School Health, and Journal of Community Health, Social Science & Medicine, Sexuality Research & Social Policy, Journal of Sex Research, and Case Studies in Strategic Communication.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.