Effect of Cooking Classes on Healthy Eating Behavior Among College Students
Many college students lack the ability to choose and/or prepare healthy meals, with consequences of convenient, but unhealthy food choices. The objective of this feasibility project was to determine whether cooking classes for college students would improve knowledge and behavior to eat healthfully and practice food safety. A series of 3 cooking classes was provided to students, focusing on simple, healthy recipes with inclusion of food safety education and nutrition instruction. Pre- and posttest surveys assessed nutrition knowledge; frequency of healthy eating; confidence, ability, and cooking frequency; and food safety knowledge. The classes were effective in increasing nutrition knowledge, cooking confidence, and ability, according to posttest surveys.
Topics in Clinical Nutrition
DOI of Published Version
Barr, Anna; Hanson, Andrea; and Kattelmann, Kendra, "Effect of Cooking Classes on Healthy Eating Behavior Among College Students" (2020). Health and Nutritional Sciences Faculty Publications. 416.