Affiliations: Pädagogische Hochschule Schwäbisch
Gmünd, Institut für Humanwissenschaften – Psychologie,
Oberbettringer Str. 200, 73525 Schwäbisch Gmünd
Note:  Corresponding author: Dr. Heike Eschen-beck, Prof. Dr.
Carl-Walter Kohlmann, Pädago-gische Hochschule Schwäbisch Gmünd,
Institut für Humanwissenschaften – Psychologie, Ober-bettringer Str.
200, 73525 Schwäbisch Gmünd. E-mail:
Abstract: In this study the musical-component of a new school-based nutrition
preventive approach for children of the Federal Center for Health Education,
named "Kinderliedertour Apfelklops & Co" is presented and data on
acceptability of the program and behaviour change are reported. 704 primary
school children were administered the acceptability questionnaire, 227 children
took part in the behavioural observation. Thereby to evaluate the behaviour
change a pretest-posttest, control group design was utilized with 137 children
in the experimental group and 90 children in the control group. Results showed
high levels of acceptability: 97.8% of the chil-dren reported they liked the
program much or very much. Behaviour changes during school break for the
experimental group were not observed: when asked to choose a drink among
healthy as well as unhealthy ones, for children in the experimental group,
there was no dif-ference over time in the choice of a healthy drink. However,
children in the control group showed a significant decrease in the choice of a
healthy drink at post-test relative to pre-test.
Keywords: Health promotion, nutrition, primary school children