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Can a community-based intervention improve the home food environment? parental perspectives of the influence of the delicious and nutritious garden.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21273132     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To examine changes in parental report of the home food environment during the course of a garden-based fruit and vegetable (FV) intervention for grade school children.
METHODS: Self-administered pre-post surveys were completed by parents/caregivers (n = 83). Main outcome measures included: child asking behavior, FV availability/accessibility, parental encouragement, and value of FV consumption.
RESULTS: Process evaluation results indicate children shared their garden experiences at home, and as a result, the children's home food environment became increasingly supportive of FV consumption. Parents reported an increase (P < .01) in the frequency that their child asked for FVs. Parental value for FV consumption also improved (P < .01), as did home availability of fruit (P < .05), vegetables (P < .001), and parental encouragement of FVs (P = .06).
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: Community-based interventions that provide activities to engage parents may provide added benefit by improving the home food environment.
Stephanie Heim; Katherine W Bauer; Jamie Stang; Marjorie Ireland
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2011-01-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nutrition education and behavior     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1878-2620     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nutr Educ Behav     Publication Date:    2011 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-11     Completed Date:  2011-04-25     Revised Date:  2013-01-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101132622     Medline TA:  J Nutr Educ Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  130-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Society for Nutrition Education. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Center for Family Development, University of Minnesota Extension, Rochester, MN 55902, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child Nutrition Sciences / education*
Child Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Food Habits
Food Preferences / psychology
Fruit / supply & distribution
Gardening / education*,  methods
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Parents / psychology*
Students / psychology*
Vegetables / supply & distribution

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