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This quasi-experimental research aims to examine the impact of teaching health education through the CIPPA model on age-appropriate food selection skills among fourth-grade elementary students. The sample consists of 24 students, divided into an experimental group of 12 and a control group of 12, utilizing purposive sampling. Pretest and posttest measurements were taken using a food selection skills assessment, which consists of three aspects: food variety, appropriateness to body weight, and adequacy of daily energy intake. Data analysis employed inferential statistics, incorporating descriptive statistics to summarize general group characteristics, Wilcoxon signed-rank test to compare pretest-posttest scores within the experimental and control groups, and Mann-Whitney U-test to compare pretest-posttest scores between the experimental and control groups. The research findings revealed that after teaching health education using the CIPPA model, the experimental group showed significant improvements in all three aspects of age-appropriate food choice skills. This increased skill was statistically significant at the .05 level and significantly higher compared to the control group, also at the .05 level.