Eat Better, Move More: An Educational Program Teaching Healthy Exercise Habits to Low-Socioeconomic Elementary School Students
Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Committee Member/Second Reader
The unhealthy habits of our modern culture show a concern for our future generations. The combination of our genotype with social and cultural interactions can lead to obesity. This study was conducted because there is little evidence of school-based interventions for the health of ethnic minority students. The purpose of this study was to evaluate to what extent the Eat Better, Move More (EBMM) program exercise content affected 4th and 5th grade students exercise habits. A convenience sample of twelve fourth-grade and twelve fifth-grade students completed the EBMM exercise module. A quasi-experimental design was used through a single group pre-test/post-test questionnaire to answer the research question. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data. Students received education through the teachers who taught from the EBMM teaching program. The results from this study indicated that participation in physical activity increased after the education modules.
Exercise, Healthy, Habits, Obesity
Davis, H. (2019). Eat Better, Move More: An Educational Program Teaching Healthy Exercise Habits to Low-Socioeconomic Elementary School Students. The Eleanor Mann School of Nursing Undergraduate Honors Theses Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/nursuht/88