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Faghih A, Anoosheh M, Ahmadi F, Ghofranipoor F. The effect of boy students’ participation on consumption of milk and dairy. hmj. 2007; 10 (4) :349-356
URL: http://hmj.hums.ac.ir/article-1-242-en.html

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Introduction: Milk and dairy products are essential food products that play an important role in human nutrition. The consumption of milk products in Iran is less than other countries. This study was carried out in 2004 to evaluate the efficacy of boy students’ participation on consumption of milk and dairy product by family in Janah city.
Methods: This experimental study was conducted on 95 boy students in fifth grade of two primary schools in Janah and their families but decreased to 70 students due to their families’ low income. Demographic questionnaire and family milk and dairy product consumption self-report checklist were filled by two groups before participation. Then the students were educated by researcher and transferred the educational items during three month to their families. After this time two group filled self-report checklist. The data were analyzed using SPSS statistical software, Chi square and t-test with significancy level of less than 0.05.
Results: Findings show that case and control groups were similar in demographic factors. The mean consumption of milk and dairy products in two groups before participation was not statistically different. While mean consumption of milk and dairy products in two groups had statistically significant difference after participation (P<0.05).
Conclusion: Participation of boy students has a positive effect on consumption of milk and milk products by families. According to this result researcher suggests encouraging boy students’ participation as a principal and significant strategy for promoting family health.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/10/21

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