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Table 4 Prevalence of teacher and teachers-aid response to the attitudes, confidence, and knowledge survey (%)

From: Munch and Move: evaluation of a preschool healthy eating and movement skill program

  Pre-intervention Post-intervention  
  Intervention
(n = 43)
Control
(n = 30)
Intervention
(n = 37)
Control
(n = 28)
P-value
Attitudes (agreement with statement)   
Teachers do not need to act as role models for being active 5.0 11.5 0.0 7.5 0.09
It is not the role of the teacher to teach movement skills 14.3 10.0 5.7 19.2 0.10
It is not important that children participate in structured active play 9.8 13.3 0.0 0.0 -
Safety concerns limit active play opportunities in the preschool setting 60.0 70.0 38.9 58.3 0.14
It is not the role of the teacher to teach about healthy eating 14.5 3.5 2.8 15.5 0.07
Parents should be able to send any type of food to school with their child. 7.3 3.3 0.0 3.7 0.25
It is alright to sell chocolates and sweets for fundraising 56.1 56.5 59.0 48.0 0.39
Confidence      
I am confident that I can teach movement skills to children. 97.6 90.0 97.3 95.7 0.73
I am confident in talking to parents about their child's movement skills. 80.5 96.7 97.0 90.9 0.33
I am confident in talking to parents about their child's lunchbox contents 76.9 89.7 89.7 95.8 0.40
Confident talking to parents about their child's television viewing 47.5 78.6 68.8 75.0 0.68
Knowledge of recommended guidelines      
Daily serves of fruit 100.0 93.0 94.5 96.0 0.79
Daily serves of vegetables 89.7 96.6 94.3 87.5 0.36
Recreational screen time (TV/DVDs) (hrs/day) 84.2 62.1 73.5 87.0 0.22