What do Adolescents Know about Health?
	Christy Zenner, Boise State University, ID
	Mary Pritchard, Boise State University, ID
	

The purpose of this study was to investigate what adolescents know about 
topics commonly covered in Health classes (eating disorders, exercise, 
nutrition, caffeine, and sleep) and whether students know as much as they 
think they do about these topics. We found that 9% of the students correctly 
answered all of the exercise questions, 2% nutrition, 2% sleep, 3% caffeine, 
and 5% eating disorders. Participants did believe they knew more about their 
health than they actually did. Results suggest that knowledge can clearly be 
improved.

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