Any correlation studies between participation in Home Economics courses and general health/obesity rates?

I have seen the recently published ones with family time, behavior and adolescent rates. I have noticed that people who have taken at least two Home Ec courses in High school tend to eat better (more nutrionally sound) or were taught at home did better than the others who didn’t. I wonder if anyone has ever done a study on this, and incorporate Home Economics (or "consumer" whatever they changed it to) into a standard of education so young adults do not have to rely on fast food, like Subway or McDonalds, to teach them nutrition. I took many in high school, and paid more attention to my health (plus my family influence). I’m not too concerned about obesity, as there are many factors involved, but general health status.
For those who may be interested…Germany is working on this (HA, my grandmother is full german…and whom I learned all about frugal living!)
This was the type of information I needed to know….nutritional studies.
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,2251268,00.html

I have to make my own pizza at home, and realized it tastes better and much healthier than store-bought/premade. Same with cookies, cakes, Bisquick, etc.

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  • ladyluck

    I stongly doubt that there have been studies with those correlations. A big part could be that just because you take a home economics course doesn’t make you a great cook. Likewise, if you don’t take the course you may still be a decent cook. As I look back on my home ec course, there was no information about what was healthy. We cooked pancakes, deserts, and a meat (i think..)

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