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Non-formal nutrition education for adult and their food literacy

Timoteja Kleč (2017) Non-formal nutrition education for adult and their food literacy. MSc thesis.

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    In modern times, eating has an important role in the life of an individual. Starting in our youth, each individual begins learning how to cook from family and friends, choosing meals at the supermarkets, and enjoying a wide variety of food at celebrations. From choosing what kind of foods we will eat, to how we will prepare it, and which ingredients we will use, takes certain knowledge that can be used to desribe the term nutrition literacy. In the master's thesis, we determined the level of nutrition literacy of adults according to gender, age and level of education. We looked at the link between nonformal nutrition education and the level of nutrition literacy of adults. The survey involved 210 individuals, aged 18 to 65 years, both sexes, from different parts of Slovenia, and with different levels of education. We have found out that people who participate in nutritional education often, have a higher level of nutrition literacy, than those who participate less often. The highest level of nutrition literacy achieved was females, aged 51 to 65 years old, with a high level of education. The lowest level of nutrition literacy was reached by males, aged 18 to 30, with a lower level of education. If we compare the participation of adults in nonformal nutrition education and their level of nutrition literacy, we can say that women, aged 51 to 65, are more often involved in cooking workshops or attend nutrition lessons, and they have also higher level of nutrition literacy. Such education is attended by people with high and middle level of education, who have also higher level of nutrition literacy. Because of the link between nutritional education and a higher level of nutrition literacy, a large number of adult educational lessons and workshops should be organised. It is important that there would be sufficient quality education, which would be accessable to the general population. They would offer a theoretical less and practical workshop, which is necessary in order to acheive a higher level of nutrition literacy.

    Item Type: Thesis (MSc thesis)
    Keywords: nutrition, nutrition literacy, nonformal nutrition education, nutrition knowledge, adults
    Number of Pages: 159
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    doc. dr. Stojan KostanjevecMentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=11836745)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 4883
    Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2017 12:08
    Last Modified: 29 Nov 2017 12:08
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/4883

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