Outcome evaluation of the super star chef summer youth nutrition education program

Omolola A. Adedokun, Sandra Bastin, Paula Plonski, Jeannie Najor, Debra Cotterill

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Abstract

Super Star Chef is an experiential summer youth nutrition education and cooking program designed toenhance participants' nutrition knowledge, food preparation skills, cooking self-efficacy, and intention to eatmore fruits and vegetables. In a program evaluation comprising a single-sample pretest-posttest design, participants' pretest and posttest scores on variables of interest were compared. Gender and grade leveldifferences in outcomes also were examined via analysis of variance tests. Results showed statisticallysignificant preprogram-to-postprogram gains in participants' nutrition knowledge, food preparation skills, andcooking self-efficacy and a grade level difference in food preparation skill outcomes. Study limitations andimplications for further research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Extension
Volume58
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2020

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The evaluation study reported in this article is part of the University of Kentucky's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education, SNAP-Ed, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service. The institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Funding Information:
The evaluation study reported in this article is part of the University of Kentucky's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education, SNAP-Ed, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and NutritionService. The institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Publisher Copyright:
© by Extension Journal, Inc.

Keywords

  • Cooking self-efficacy
  • Nutrition education
  • Nutrition knowledge
  • Supplemental nutrition assistance program education
  • Youth cooking program

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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