"Increasing Nutrition Education Access and Knowledge Among African American Children in Elementary School (Grades 3-8) in Durham County, NC"

Reed Teel, Olukayode Akinlaja, Grace Morningstar, Kamryn King
Within Durham County, North Carolina education access and quality is a social determinant of health that impacts the overall health status of the community members and has health implications across the lifespan. African American children in schools are of particular priority as they are at a critical stage of development, they are the most impacted by educational opportunities, and minority populations in Durham County are disproportionately disadvantaged. Nutritional information is an
more » ... erlooked aspect of health education in the public school system. An evidence-based after-school cooking and nutrition education program is proposed for grades 3-8 in Durham County's underserved schools to improve nutritional knowledge amongst students in order to positively impact nutrition-related decisions of students and their families. The entire implementation process for this nutrition education program from design to evaluation will be rooted in collaboration with stakeholders from all sides of the public health issue.
doi:10.17615/ws5a-4g71 fatcat:ifm773ddkvgxxe3h45qmbb7v24