Team: Bee Me. A formulative evaluation of a negative eating attitudes and behaviors primary prevention curriculum targeted at fifth-grade elementary school girls
Objective. To evaluate a school-based intervention aimed at the primary prevention of negative eating attitudes and behaviors among preadolescent girls, and to revise curriculum lessons based on quantitative and qualitative findings. Intervention Design. A formative evaluation was conducted on four Team: Bee Me curriculum lessons at a Houston elementary school. Evaluation focused on program satisfaction and short-term effect on knowledge and eating attitudes and behaviors. Results. Sixteen girls participated in the five-day project. Statistically significant improvements in overall knowledge were observed (p<0.05), however only modest changes were observed in eating attitudes and behaviors. Program satisfaction was high among student participants and the teacher who implemented it. Insight for future modifications to this program and for similar interventions was provided by the students and teacher. Conclusions. This program led to positive trends in outcome variables; however longer and more intensive testing of this program is needed to better evaluate its effectiveness.
DuBroc, Erin M, "Team: Bee Me. A formulative evaluation of a negative eating attitudes and behaviors primary prevention curriculum targeted at fifth-grade elementary school girls" (2007). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI1441747.