Dr. David Katz is the Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Health Practice and formerly the Director of Medical Studies in Public Health at the Yale University School of Medicine. He designed the presentation titled Nutrition Detectives to assist parents and teachers in the education of health and nutrition for children. The slide presentation helps teach children (and adults!) how to read labels and find out the good as well as bad ingredients in packaged foods. The information is easy to understand and fun to learn. It will offer your children valuable tools to make healthy choices.
Well, Dr. Katz and his colleagues conducted a survey in Missouri to determine the positive effects of making better food choices. They surveyed students in the second, third, and fourth grade and here’s what they found:
“For Nutrition Detectives™, we found a statistically significant improvement in scores (a 22% improvement in nutrition knowledge) of intervention school students, with students in third grade showing the largest improvement. We also found a statistically significant improvement (a 13% improvement in nutrition knowledge) in scores among the parents of these students. So we have evidence we can not only teach kids to be ‘clued in’ to health, we can get the message home to Mom and Dad as well!”
If you haven’t yet watched it, here is your chance. Watch it now!