Nutrition Education: Linking Research, Theory and Practice gives students the nuts and bolts of designing and providing nutrition education. This text focuses on theory and incorporates state-of-the-art research findings. Nutrition Education is divided into three parts:
Part 1 discusses the foundations of nutrition education.
Part 2 walks students through the steps necessary for designing effective nutrition education strategies.
Part 3 teaches students how to put the information they have just learned into action, providing extensive information on how to implement nutrition education strategies effectively.
Each chapter begins with a design model that illustrates which step of the 6-step process the chapter addresses, while keeping students aware of the entire process. All of the chapters provide the opportunity to practice nutrition education skills through real-life case studies and practical worksheets.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Issues in Nutrition Education: An Introduction
Part 1: Linking Research, Theory, and Practice: The Foundations
Chapter 2: An Overview of Food Choice and Dietary Change: Implications for Nutrition Education
Chapter 3: Overview of Nutrition Education: Facilitating Why and How to Take Action
Chapter 4: Foundation in Theory and Research: Increasing Awareness and Enhancing Motivation
Chapter 5: Foundation in Theory and Research: Facilitating the Ability to Take Action
Chapter 6: Foundation in Theory and Research: Promoting Environmental Supports for Action
Part 2: Using Research and Theory in Practice: A Procedural Model for Designing Nutrition Education
Chapter 7: Step 1: Analyze Needs and Behaviors: Specifying the Behavior or Action Focus of the Program
Chapter 8: Step 2: Identify Potential Mediators of Program Behaviors and Actions
Chapter 9: Step 3: Select Theory, Educational Philosophy, and Program Components
Chapter 10: Step 4: State Educational Goals and Objectives to Address Potential Mediators of Program Behaviors and Actions
Chapter 11: Step 5a: Design Theory-Derived Educational Strategies to Address Potential Mediators of the Motivation for Action
Chapter 12: Step 5b: Design Theory-Derived Educational Strategies to Address Potential Mediators of the Ability to Take Action
Chapter 13: Step 5c: Design Strategies to Address Potential Environmental Mediators of Action
Chapter 14: Step 6: Design the Evaluation for Theory-Based Nutrition Education
Part 3: Research and Theory in Action: Implementing Nutrition Education
Chapter 15: Communicating Effectively in Group Settings
Chapter 16: Beyond Groups: Other Channels for Nutrition Education
Chapter 17: Working with Different Population Groups
Chapter 18: Nutrition Educators as Change Agents in the Environment