An assessment of the anthropometric status and self-reported nutritional intake and physical activity level of students in fourth, sixth, and eighth grades in Wells County, Indiana

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dc.contributor.advisor Friesen, Carol A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Delagrange, Susan L. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:41:12Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:41:12Z
dc.date.created 2006 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 2006 .D45 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/188226
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to assess the nutritional practices, physical activity level, and anthropometric measurements of students in grades 4, 6, and 8 in Wells County, IN. The sample included all students enrolled in these grades in the fall of 2002. Parental consent to complete the School Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN) survey used to collect food and activity practices and to measure heights and weights was obtained for 670 of the 1,248 students. Individuals were classified into weight groups using the CDC growth charts. Thirty-eight percent of all students were "at risk for overweight" or were "overweight." Students reported spending 3.3 hours of screen time per day. Males consumed more grains and legumes, and participated in more physical activities, than females. Normal weight students consumed more grains and dairy products than overweight students. There were few statistically significant differences by weight classification. Programs that encourage increasing physical activity, decreasing screen time, and making healthier food choices should be emphasized in this community.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
dc.format.extent xii, 127 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh School children -- Health and hygiene -- Indiana -- Wells County. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Middle school students -- Health and hygiene -- Indiana -- Wells County. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Exercise for children -- Indiana -- Wells County. en_US
dc.title An assessment of the anthropometric status and self-reported nutritional intake and physical activity level of students in fourth, sixth, and eighth grades in Wells County, Indiana en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1339143 en_US


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