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Table 2 Pre- to post-survey changes in self-reported eating behaviors and meal composition (N = 7,422)

From: Massive open online nutrition and cooking course for improved eating behaviors and meal composition

  Pre-survey Post-survey  
  # % # % P-value
Prior Week Dinner      
# Days Eaten at Home      <.0001
 0 83 1.1 140 1.9  
 1–4 1160 15.7 870 11.7  
 5–7 6169 83.2 6402 86.4  
# Days Child <18 ate at Home with a Family Membera      <.0001
 0 78 2.1 53 1.4  
 1–4 399 10.8 309 8.4  
 5–7 3207 87.1 3322 90.2  
# Days Cooked at Home with Mostly Fresh Foodsb      <.0001
 0 396 5.5 396 5.5  
 1–4 2220 31.0 1648 23.0  
 5–7 4537 63.4 5109 71.4  
Yesterday’s Dinner      
Was Dinner Cooked at Home with Mostly Fresh Foods (% yes) 4902 66.1 5352 72.1 <.0001
Did it include      
 Fresh Vegetables 5296 71.4 5738 77.3 <.0001
 Fresh Fruit 2104 28.4 2525 34.2 <.0001
 Poultry 2370 31.9 2463 33.2 .07
 Fish 1141 15.4 1227 16.5 .03
 Red Meat 2252 30.3 1979 26.7 <.0001
 Vegetable Protein 1657 22.3 1919 25.9 <.0001
 Dairy 3129 42.2 3162 42.6 .54
 Starch 5331 71.8 5157 69.5 .0004
 Baked Goods/Sweets 884 11.9 723 9.7 <.0001
Perceptions of Dinner      
Enjoyment      <.0001
 Not/Somewhat Enjoyable 925 12.7 577 7.9  
 Moderately Enjoyable 2351 32.2 1860 25.5  
 Very/Extremely Enjoyable 4032 55.2 4871 66.7  
Healthy      <.0001
 Not/Somewhat Healthy 1356 18.7 803 11.1  
 Moderately Healthy 3033 41.9 2352 32.5  
 Very/Extremely Healthy 2848 39.3 4082 56.4  
  1. Note. Ns do not always add up to 7,422 due to missing responses. aIncludes only participants with a child < 18 years old (N = 3,915). bIncludes only participants who reported they ate at home at least once in the past week at each survey (N = 7153). Results based on McNemar-Bowker tests of symmetry