Honors Projects


This research investigated the effectiveness of a one-time food-demo at increasing the knowledge and improving the behavior of vegetable and diary consumption in the diets of college-aged females. Participation included a convenience sample of 26 college-aged females living in residence halls at a Bowling Green State University in Northwest Ohio. Testing was delivered before intervention as a baseline of knowledge and diet behavior. Post-testing was delivered immediately after intervention and evaluated any gain in knowledge from the baseline. One-month after intervention, post 2-testing was distributed evaluating retention of knowledge and behavioral change. Overall, participants experienced knowledge gain immediately after intervention and one-month after intervention compared to baseline knowledge. Knowledge was not fully retained from post-testing to one-month follow-up testing. No behavioral change was indicated. These results suggest that concise, interactive education methods can lead to a gain in knowledge, but additional intervention may be needed to improve retention of knowledge and to promote behavioral change.


Food and Nutrition



First Advisor

Dr. Robin Tucker-Falconer

First Advisor Department

Public and Allied Health

Second Advisor

Daria Blachowski-Dreyer

Second Advisor Department

Food and Nutrition

Publication Date

Fall 12-11-2015

Included in

Public Health Commons