Nutrition Program Nutrition

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I. Introduction
A special program was designed to improve knowledge, attitudes, and practice (KAP) regarding nutrition. The control group was comprised of a sample of 10 males who received the standard nutrition education program. The experimental group consisted of a sample of 10 males who received the KAP nutrition education program. For each program, the participants received 45 minutes of instruction twice a week for 15 weeks. All participants completed a pre-test and post-test to assess their current knowledge, attitudes, and practices. Both the control group and the experimental group completed a pretest questionnaire that included descriptors, with the purpose of capturing the subjects KAP towards nutrition. Five weeks concluding the
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With respect to age and the independent t-test, there is a statistical significant difference between the experimental and control groups age (p>0.05). With respect to income there was not a statistical significant difference between the experimental and control group (p>0.05). The mean family income for the experimental group was $56,000 a year which was lower than the mean of the control group which was $65,700. With respect to years’ active there was a statistical significant difference (p>0.05). The experimental group had a mean of physically active years of 12, and the control group had a higher mean of physically active years of 24. With respect to minutes spent exercising a week the experimental group and control group showed a statistical significance (p>0.05). The experimental group had a mean of 120 minutes of exercise a week, which was higher than the mean of 43 minutes spent exercising from the control group. Finally, the experimental group had a lower percentage of participants with prior education about nutrition versus the control group. The experimental group reported that 80% of them had received previous education about nutrition, versus the control group which 90% reported having education about nutrition.
III. Analytic Techniques
To analyze the results of the pretest and posttest regarding attitudes
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The p value (0.05) was used because it leaves less room for chance of error in testing. The independent t-test showed that there was not a statistical significant difference between the experimental and control groups pretests (p>0.05). This means that there was a statistically significant difference between the posttests between the experimental group and the control group (p<0.05). The mean of the experimental groups posttest was higher than the mean of the control groups posttest. Prior to the program there was not a significant difference between the pretest total attitude scores. By the end of the program this had changed showing a statistically significant difference between the posttest total attitude scores of the two

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