Summary of 5 a day Parent Survey

Report
Navajo County Public Health Services
District
Cherilyn Yazzie, Program Manager
[email protected]
928-524-4750 ext. 18
Navajo County
• Almost 55% of Navajo County’s 9,959 square
miles is Indian Reservation home to the
Navajo Nation, White Mountain Apache and
Hopi Tribes.
5 A Day Program for 2nd Grade
• 5 A Day program promotes the goal of eating 5
servings of colorful fruits and vegetables per day.
• 5 A Day program is a 4 lesson nutrition classroom
presentation. The presentation includes visual
aids, educational materials and a pre-post test for
the students.
• The Parent Surveys were added to the program
and given in 9-2nd grade classrooms at Park
Elementary and Seven Mile Elementary schools.
5 A Day Parent Survey
• The purpose of this parent survey was to find out if
the nutrition information, brochures, take-home
handouts were reaching the parents or care givers
at home.
• We were also looking for parent
feedback about types of nutrition
information they were interested in
learning more about.
5 A Day Parent Survey
• Logo recognition, milk consumption, physical
activity, and what nutritional information they
would be interested in receiving were also
identified.
Survey Demographics
• 170 parent surveys were returned.
• 80% of respondents were non-Hispanics (n=135)
• Majority (57%) of respondents were American Indian
or Alaska Natives.
• 82% respondents were female.
• Average age of respondents were 33.4, with a range
from 21 to 48 years of age.
• Less than half reported using food stamps (38%,
n=65)
Demographics Table
Graph 1. Race of Respondents,
2nd Grade 5 A Day Parent Survey,
Navajo County, 2007
African
Missing
9%
Am erican
1%
More than
1 race
6%
Am erican
Indian
57%
White
26%
Pacific
Islander
1%
Results
• 78% (n=109) of parents reported that their child
had talked to them about the 5 fruits & vegetables
a day lessons that they had been learning at school.
• 77% (n=131) of parents reported that they had
seen the FFN that their child brought home from
school.
• Over half 65% (n=111) of parents reported that
they were planning on trying the recipes in the
FFN.
Results
• Just over half 54%
(n=92) of parents
reported using 2%
reduced fat milk for
drinking or cooking.
Table to the right show
the number and
percentage of parents
who reported using
various types of milk.
Table. Milk Consumption By Type
5 A Day Parent Surveys
Type
Number
Percent
Skim or fat free
9
5.2%
1% low fat
11
6.4%
2% reduced fat
92
54.1%
Whole
39
22.9%
Combination of
milk types
16
9.4%
Refused
1
0.6%
Other: Organic
2
1.2%
Other: Dry Milk
1
0.6%
Results
• 75% (n=128) of parents reported participanting in
physical activity in the past 30 days.
• The vast majority 75% (n=128) of parents
reported that they knew how to read the
Nutrition Facts Label.
• A picture of the 5 A Day logo was provided,
almost all the parents 95% (n=132) knew that the
logo meant to “Eat five or most colorful fruits and
vegetables per day.”
Write in Comments
• A write-in comment section was provided for
parents to indicate what kind of nutrition
information they would like to have for their
family.
• Over half (59%) of respondents answered the
question.
• Themes included wanting more information on
healthy eating, more healthy recipes, and healthy
cooking.
Discussion
• Drawing from the survey,
• Parents received information about nutrition,
• The respondents were mostly minority
women, average age was 33.4, and nonHispanic.
• They drink and cook with 2% milk.
• They are interested in learning more about
nutrition for their families.
What Now??? Good Question..
• Does anyone have ideas?
Applications
• We will continue to provide the FFN as take
home handouts.
• Survey the parents again.
• We will add a question, asking the parents
about nutrition program satisfaction.
• It will help us with curriculum choices to
provide at schools.
Questions?
Comments…
Thank You!!
AzNN Staff &
Shelly Kuklish,
For Helping me with
Your technical support.

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