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Title:The 24-Hour Food Recall: An Essential Tool in Nutrition Education
Alt. Title:In-Service Training Program
Pub. date: 1998, revised July 2010
Edition: 2nd
Includes: DVD, In-Service Training Manual.
Audience: Adults
Language: English
Description:In-Service training program provides instruction for conducting an accurate and reliable 24 hour food recall. Appropriate for use with new paraprofessional employees or to improve the methods of experienced staff. The videotape has built in stopping points for the instructor to conduct nine activities to reinforce learning. Features a sample 24 hour food recall interspersed with comments from experienced nutrition dietary recall staff. The key topics reviewed are: establishing trust, use of body language, tips to improve accuracy, using open-ended and follow up questions, creating a recall kit, analyzing serving sizes, reviewing a food recall and coding foods properly for computer analysis. Instructions in the facilitators guide contain objectives, discussion topics, materials list, handouts (24-hour recall form, open ended questions, a basic conversions worksheet with answer sheet and an evaluation form) and the activities.
Funding Source: US Department of Agriculture Food Stamp Program, Oklahoma State Cooperative Extension Service
Developer: Emily Joyce, Glenna Williams, Oklahoma Coopertive Extension Service
Length: 18 pages, 39 minute video
Pilot Testing: The videotape and facilitator's guide were peer-reviewed by resident faculty at Oklahoma State University. The final product was reviewed by the Journal of Nutrition Education in their "resource materials" section.
Use Restrictions: Not copyright protected.
Reviewers Comments: This very interactive training program provides an easy transition between the videotape and ‘Stop and Learn’ activities in the facilitators guide. Though it may be used for individual self study, it is recommended and would be ideal for use with a group and split into short learning sessions. A trained facilitator is needed to help answer discussion questions and for sections which may need further instruction. Videotape transitions between sample recall and comments from experienced nutrition staff are somewhat logical in sequence and in a format to encourage an informal discussion. Videotape allows for blank time. Some brand names are displayed. Uses household items to estimate serving size. The facilitator guide print is easy to read with clear headings. However it can be unclear when instructions switch from directions for the group and directions for the facilitator.
Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: Oklahoma Cooperative Extension, Community Nutrition Education Program
    Contact: Joyce Johnson
    Mail: Family & Consumer Sciences, 104 HES, Oklahoma State University OCU-CE-FCS-CNEP
Stillwater, OK 74078-6131
    Phone: (405) 744-6283
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    Cost: 40.00 per item
    Avail. in Qty: Yes
    Bulkrate:Authors request acknowledgement of source when copying written materials.

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