First Advisor

Henderson, Russ


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

Master of Education

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

42 pages


Throughout the United States childhood obesity has become a major concern. The amount of unhealthy foods children are consuming is the highest it has even been. Eating unhealthily has proven to affect children in school, both academically and behaviorally. For this applied project, the importance of incorporating nutrition education programs in elementary schools was questioned and investigated. The Nutrition Education Program was designed and proposed to effectively teach children the importance of maintaining healthy diets. This program was also made to be user friendly for all elementary general education teachers. The program was presented to six people; two administrators, two general education teachers, and two parents, all of whom have an interest in successful elementary school education practices. These individuals assessed the applicability and usability of the Nutrition Education Program in their schools and classrooms.

Date of Award

Spring 2007

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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