Changing the home nutrition environment: effects of a nutrition and media literacy pilot intervention

Fam Community Health. 2006 Jan-Mar;29(1):43-54. doi: 10.1097/00003727-200601000-00006.


The specific aim for this pilot study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a nutrition and media literacy intervention targeting elementary students and their parents. The purpose of the intervention was to increase child fruit and vegetables (FV) consumption and change the home nutrition environment (measured with FV availability and accessibility and parental social support). During the intervention, students learned about nutrition, the role media plays in shaping values concerning nutrition, and developed a media campaign for their parents. A quasi-experimental research design was used to evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention. The media intervention was effective in changing the home environment.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Family
  • Feeding Behavior
  • Female
  • Fruit*
  • Health Promotion / methods*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mass Media*
  • Motivation
  • Nutritional Sciences / education*
  • Self Efficacy
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Vegetables*