Pre-school manager training: a cost-effective tool to promote nutrition- and health-related practice improvements in the Irish full-day-care pre-school setting.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/305380
Title:
Pre-school manager training: a cost-effective tool to promote nutrition- and health-related practice improvements in the Irish full-day-care pre-school setting.
Authors:
Johnston Molloy, Charlotte; Kearney, John; Hayes, Nóirín; Glennon Slattery, Corina; Corish, Clare
Affiliation:
1 Community Nutrition and Dietetic Service, Health Service Executive Dublin Mid-Leinster, Primary Care Unit, St. Loman's Hospital Campus, Co. Westmeath, Republic of Ireland.
Citation:
Pre-school manager training: a cost-effective tool to promote nutrition- and health-related practice improvements in the Irish full-day-care pre-school setting. 2013:1-11 Public Health Nutr
Journal:
Public health nutrition
Issue Date:
18-Oct-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/305380
DOI:
10.1017/S1368980013002760
PubMed ID:
24135258
Abstract:
To evaluate the impact on nutrition- and health-related practice of two methods of delivery of a nutrition and health intervention in Irish full-day-care pre-schools: training of pre-school managers only or training of managers and their staff.; A simple randomised study with pre-schools divided into two training groups: 'manager trained' and 'manager and staff trained'. Direct observational data - food and fluid provision, physical activity, outdoor time, staff practices and availability of nutrition and health resources - were recorded during one full day spent in each pre-school both pre- and post-intervention, using a specifically developed and validated Pre-school Health Promotion Activity Scored Evaluation Form. Post-intervention, self-assessment data were also collected using the same evaluation tool.; Pre-schools, Midlands of Ireland.; A convenience sample of forty-two pre-schools registered with the Irish Health Service Executive.; From pre- to post-intervention, significant improvement (P < 0·05) in nutrition- and health-related practice was observed within both intervention delivery groups in all areas evaluated: environment, food service, meals and snacks. No additional effect attributable to staff training was observed. Scores assigned by direct independent observation were lower than pre-school self-assessment scores.; The implementation of a training intervention in pre-schools significantly improved practice with no significant benefit of additional staff training. Direct independent observation is required to quantify practice accurately.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
NUTRITION EDUCATION; INFANT
ISSN:
1475-2727

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorJohnston Molloy, Charlotteen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKearney, Johnen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHayes, Nóirínen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGlennon Slattery, Corinaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCorish, Clareen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-14T09:33:44Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-14T09:33:44Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-18-
dc.identifier.citationPre-school manager training: a cost-effective tool to promote nutrition- and health-related practice improvements in the Irish full-day-care pre-school setting. 2013:1-11 Public Health Nutren_GB
dc.identifier.issn1475-2727-
dc.identifier.pmid24135258-
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S1368980013002760-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/305380-
dc.description.abstractTo evaluate the impact on nutrition- and health-related practice of two methods of delivery of a nutrition and health intervention in Irish full-day-care pre-schools: training of pre-school managers only or training of managers and their staff.-
dc.description.abstractA simple randomised study with pre-schools divided into two training groups: 'manager trained' and 'manager and staff trained'. Direct observational data - food and fluid provision, physical activity, outdoor time, staff practices and availability of nutrition and health resources - were recorded during one full day spent in each pre-school both pre- and post-intervention, using a specifically developed and validated Pre-school Health Promotion Activity Scored Evaluation Form. Post-intervention, self-assessment data were also collected using the same evaluation tool.-
dc.description.abstractPre-schools, Midlands of Ireland.-
dc.description.abstractA convenience sample of forty-two pre-schools registered with the Irish Health Service Executive.-
dc.description.abstractFrom pre- to post-intervention, significant improvement (P < 0·05) in nutrition- and health-related practice was observed within both intervention delivery groups in all areas evaluated: environment, food service, meals and snacks. No additional effect attributable to staff training was observed. Scores assigned by direct independent observation were lower than pre-school self-assessment scores.-
dc.description.abstractThe implementation of a training intervention in pre-schools significantly improved practice with no significant benefit of additional staff training. Direct independent observation is required to quantify practice accurately.-
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Public health nutritionen_GB
dc.subjectNUTRITION EDUCATIONen_GB
dc.subjectINFANTen_GB
dc.titlePre-school manager training: a cost-effective tool to promote nutrition- and health-related practice improvements in the Irish full-day-care pre-school setting.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.department1 Community Nutrition and Dietetic Service, Health Service Executive Dublin Mid-Leinster, Primary Care Unit, St. Loman's Hospital Campus, Co. Westmeath, Republic of Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalPublic health nutritionen_GB

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