Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline

Home Economics


After careful consideration, the writer decided to make a study of the diet habits and related factors of two hundred fifty (250) pupils in the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades of Wharton County, Texas, schools. The study was made because the writer felt that diet habits and other related factors have seldom been given enough consideration so as to establish the fact that it is not necessarily the practice of a number of diet habits that determines whether the pupils are successful in obtaining those believed to be the most essential in life, but it is especially important that the desired outcomes are recognized.

It is believed that the study is important because the information received may serve in influencing any changes that might need to be made in the diet habits of children. Also it might show methods of assisting children to become conscious of some ways of improving and developing their diet habits.

Since the diet habits practiced by individuals influence their state of well-being, it is again the purpose of the study to learn the diet habits practiced by these pupils and to compare them with the diet habits advocated for the maintenance of good health.

The writer hopes that the findings of the study will be beneficial to children, parents, and instructors in making plans for helping children to learn to meet their own nutritional and health needs.

Committee Chair/Advisor

E. May Galloway


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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