Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/15954
Title: Effects of providing a nutrition education program for teenagers : dietary and physical activity patterns
Authors: Tse, MMY 
Yuen, DTW
Keywords: Health promotion
Hong Kong
Nutrition education
Physical activity
Teenagers
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc
Source: Nursing and health sciences, 2009, v. 11, no. 2, p. 160-165 How to cite?
Journal: Nursing and Health Sciences 
Abstract: This study enhanced nutritional knowledge in an education program and encouraged healthy dietary habits and regular physical activity among teenagers. A total of 203 adolescents from a secondary school in Hong Kong took part in the study. Their Body Mass Index, dietary habits, and physical exercise pattern were recorded and examined before and after the health education program. The prevalence of overweight and obesity, together with the fat composition, were high among the participants before the nutrition education program. There was a marked gain in knowledge upon its completion. A follow-up action conducted 3months later revealed positive outcomes in relation to the diet and physical activity level. The teenagers were able to take control of their health and requested the tuck shop to sell more healthy food and reduce the supply of unhealthy items. The educational initiatives in dietary habits and physical activities proved to be effective in encouraging the teenagers to eat more healthily and to adopt an active lifestyle.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/15954
DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-2018.2009.00443.x
Appears in Collections:Journal/Magazine Article

Access
View full-text via PolyU eLinks SFX Query
Show full item record

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

10
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of Aug 20, 2017

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

6
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of Aug 20, 2017

Page view(s)

52
Last Week
4
Last month
Checked on Aug 21, 2017

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric



Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.