ORIGINAL RESEARCHTeacher Well-Being Attributes Are Positively Associated With Teacher Perceptions of Fuel for Fun Tasting LessonsPrescott, Melissa Pflugh PhD, RDN; Lohse, Barbara PhD, RD; Balgopal, Meena M. PhD; Smith, Stephanie PhD, RDN; Addington, Renae MS, RDN; Cunningham-Sabo, Leslie PhD, RDNAuthor Information Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Dr Prescott); Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York (Dr Lohse); Departments of Biology (Dr Balgopal) and Food Science and Human Nutrition (Ms Addington and Dr Cunningham-Sabo), Colorado State University, Fort Collins; and Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley (Dr Smith). Correspondence: Melissa Pflugh Prescott, PhD, RDN, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 905 S. Goodwin Ave, MC-182, Urbana, IL 61801 ([email protected]). This work was supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, US Department of Agriculture, under award number 2012-68001-19603. Any opinions, findings, or recommendations in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the US Department of Agriculture.The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Topics in Clinical Nutrition: October/December 2018 - Volume 33 - Issue 4 - p 272-280 doi: 10.1097/TIN.0000000000000151 Buy Metrics Abstract This cross-sectional study examined the relationships of fourth-grade teachers' (n = 20) body mass index, cooking attitudes and behaviors, and the Satter eating competence inventory (ecSI 2.0) with their attitudes toward Fuel for Fun classroom tasting lessons. Teachers who liked to cook rated student engagement with the lessons and student application of academic skills higher than teachers who do not like cooking (P < .02, P < .01, respectively). Teacher body mass index was inversely associated with their ratings of student engagement (P < .03). Findings support inclusion of teacher nutrition-related attitudes and behaviors in the evaluations of healthful eating interventions of school-aged children. © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.