Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
A survey of 361 elementary teachers and 285 principals in the state of South Dakota measured attitudes toward nutrition education in the elementary school. Attitudes of elementary teachers toward teaching nutrition were also assessed. Relationships between attitudes, nutrition knowledge and other characteristics were determined. Results are based on the returned responses of 272 teachers and 262 principals. Significant positive correlations were observed between elementary teachers' attitudes toward nutrition education, nutrition knowledge, and their attitudes toward teaching nutrition. Attitude scores of teachers and principals were found to vary significantly with the inclusion of nutrition in school curriculum and favorable perceptions of each other's attitudes toward nutrition education, Respondents' age, community size and college nutrition background did not significantly affect their attitudes toward nutrition education. Overall, elementary teachers' and principals' attitudes toward nutrition education in the elementary school were favorable.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Nutrition -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- South Dakota
Elementary school teachers -- South Dakota -- Attitudes
Elementary school principals -- South Dakota -- Attitudes
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Davis, Mary Beth Baker, "Attitudes of Teachers and Principals Toward Nutrition Education in South Dakota Elementary Schools" (1979). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4982.