Nutrition and Health Education in Rural and Urban Areas of Kansas

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dc.contributor.author Taylor, Melissa N.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-04T20:13:45Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-04T20:13:45Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/13903
dc.description.abstract The overall focus of this experience was to provide efficient nutrition education and health promotion with both rural and urban areas of Kansas. To begin the experience, the student concentrated on health promotion and public health nutrition within the Riley County Research and Extension Office. The second phase of the experience was to provide nutrition education to underprivileged families and adults in Riley County through the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). Classes were facilitated in Manhattan, Kansas and on The Flint Hills Job Corps Campus. During classes, clients were provided with knowledge in many areas including: basic nutrition education, low-cost recipes, and a variety of information related to food, food safety, family nutrition and food resource management. Lastly, to combine coursework, nutrition education experiences, and disease prevention and maintenance, the student established a diabetes education program for JayDoc Free Clinic in Kansas City, Kansas. Every-other Tuesday she volunteered to help educate patients with diabetes during specialty clinic sessions. Instruction was given on insulin use, carbohydrate counting, and prevention and maintenance aspects of this chronic disease to patients and their families. This field experience contains a broad range of public health aspects and provides the chance to work with variety of ages, community members, and healthcare professionals. Direct work with nutrition education provided the student to utilized her core coursework and own experiences to help enable both rural and urban populations to make better lifestyle choices. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Nutrition Education en_US
dc.subject Kansas en_US
dc.subject Riley County en_US
dc.subject Research and Extension en_US
dc.subject JayDoc Free Clinic en_US
dc.subject Flint Hills Job Corps en_US
dc.title Nutrition and Health Education in Rural and Urban Areas of Kansas en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Public Health en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Public Health Interdepartmental Program en_US
dc.description.advisor Sandra B. Procter en_US
dc.subject.umi Public Health (0573) en_US
dc.date.published 2012 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth May en_US

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