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Knowledge, Attitudes, Habits and Healthier Diets - up 10.9%

Thu, 06/02/2022 - 05:45

Strategy researched

A preschool-based intervention aimed at improving knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) related to healthy diet and active lifestyle

Impact achieved

10.9% increase in KAP among intervention group children vs. 5.3% among controls, with equivalent statistics among parents 8.9% vs. 3.1% & among teachers 9.4% vs. 2.5%.

Country of study


Research methodology

Cluster RCT


The American Journal of Medicine; 2013

Journal paper title and link

Targeting Preschool Children to Promote Cardiovascular Health: Cluster Randomized Trial

Excerpt from Abstract

"Children in the intervention group showed a 10.9% increase in weighted score, compared with 5.3% in controls. The absolute adjusted difference was 3.90 units (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.64-6.16; P <.001). Among parents, the equivalent statistics were 8.9% and 3.1%, respectively (absolute difference 4.08 units; 95% CI, 2.03 to 6.12; P <.001), and among teachers, 9.4% and 2.5%, respectively (absolute difference 5.36 units; 95% CI, −0.29-11.01; P = .06). In the intervened cohort 1 year after the intervention, children still showed a significant increase in weighted score (absolute difference of 6.38 units; P <.001)."

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